Based on the full list of victims from the Madoff ponzi scheme, here are the 28 individuals and funds that list a Rye, NY address:
1 A & G GOLDMAN PARTNERSHIP C/O G GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
2 A PAUL VICTOR 3 DOUGLAS CIRCLE RYE, NY 10580
3 ALICE D NETTER TRUST 411 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE SUITE 206 SOUTH RYE, NY 10580
4 ALYSE JOEL KLUFER 720 MILTON RD N 1A RYE, NY 10580
5 DEXTRA BALDWIN MCGONAGLE FOUNDATION INC ATT: MR SPANIER 2102 THEALL ROAD RYE, NY 10580
6 DONALD SMITH 720 MILTON ROAD RYE, NY 10580
7 FOR ACCOUNT OF RYE SELECT BROAD MARKET C/O BANK OF NEW YORK ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT SVC INCATTN: SHERRY FALK CPA 101 BARCLAY STREET #13W NEW YORK, NY 10286
8 FOR ACCOUNT OF RYE SELECT BROAD MARKET C/O RYE SELECT BROAD MKT INS PORT ATTN: HARRY HODGES 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE SUITE C-300 RYE, NY 10580
9 GERALD GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580 01026
10 JOSHUA L GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
11 KLUFER FAMILY TRUST 720 MILTON RD N 1A RYE, NY 10580
12 LINDA RITUNO 46 KENILWORTH ROAD RYE, NY 10580
13 MARGARET GAVLIK & GREG GAVLIK 100 BRADFORD AVENUE RYE, NY 10580
14 MEYER GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
15 MID ATLANTIC GROUP INC C/0 R RITUNO 46 KENILWORTH ROAD RYE, NY 10580
16 MOSAIC FUND L P ATTN: SANDRA L MANZKE ONE CORPORATE CENTER AT RYE 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE RYE, NY 10580
17 NTC & CO. FBO GERALD GOLDMAN FTC ACCT #944700 IRA 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
18 PAMELA B GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
19 PREFERRED INVESTORS LP C/O TREMONT ADVISORS INC ONE CORPORATE CENTER AT RYE 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE RYE, NY 10580
20 PRIVET CAPITAL LLC INTERNATIONAL CORP CTR AT R YE 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE SUITE C-207 RYE, NY 10580
21 RICHARD RITUNO 46 KENILWORTH ROAD RYE, NY 10580
22 ROBERT E KLUFER 720 MILTON ROAD N #1A RYE, NY 10580
23 RYE SELECT BROAD MARKET INSURANCE FUND LP 555 THEODORE FREMD AVE CORPORATE CTR OF RYE STE C-300 RYE, NY 10580
24 SASHA D GOLDMAN 9 RYE ROAD RYE, NY 10580
25 SUSAN SHANKMAN 43 GREENHAVEN ROAD RYE, NY 10580 02248
26 TREMONT – ACCOUNT P 1 CORPORATE CENTER AT RYE 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE RYE, NY 10580
27 TREMONT PARTNERS ONE CORPORATE CENTER AT RYE 555 THEODORE FREMD AVENUE RYE, NY 10580 01437
28 TRUST UNDER ARTICLE FOURTH U/W/O ROBERT E KLUFER C/O ALYSE KLUFER 720 MILTON RD N 1A RYE, NY 10580
After reading various posts here on MyRye concerning the Shew, Otis, Schubert and Hen Island stories, there was one item that caught my eye on an earlier post and I would like to elaborate on it.
Elie Wiesel is a lifelong hero of mine who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany and went on to dedicate his life to the protection of the Jewish people worldwide. But ultimately it was his trust of Jews that may have been a key reason his charitable foundation closed last month. It turned out that almost all of the foundation’s investments were entrusted to Bernie Madoff who in December confessed to the world that he was a scoundrel of massive proportions. Mr. Madoff, it appears, specifically targeted other Jews and no one was protecting Elie Wiesel.
Further along this line is an article from The Wall Street Journal by Ronald A. Cass, chairman of the Center for the Rule of Law. It includes the following passages –
“The Madoff tale is striking in part because it is like stealing from family. Yet frauds that prey on people who share bonds of religion or ethnicity, who travel in the same circles, are quite common. Two years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning about “affinity fraud.” The SEC ticked off a series of examples of schemes that were directed at members of a community: Armenian-Americans, Baptist Church members, Jehovah’s Witnesses, African-American church groups, Korean-Americans.
In each case, the perpetrator relied on the fact that being from the same community provided a reason to trust the sales pitch, to believe it was plausible that someone from the same background would give you a deal that, if offered by someone without such ties, would sound too good to be true.
The sense of common heritage, of community, also makes it less seemly to ask hard questions. Pressing a fellow parishioner or club member for hard information is like demanding receipts from your aunt — it just doesn’t feel right. Hucksters know that, they play on it, and they count on our trust to make their confidence games work.”
Now on the local Rye environmental front it appears that in both the Bob Schubert case and the Hen Island case no detailed investigative work was done by the Planning Commission or the Conservation Commission Advisory Council. These boards are staffed by environmentally conscious, independent minded intelligent people. And I’d hazard to say that these people truly trust and admire Mayor Steve Otis whose support put them on these boards. And until recently who could fault them?
Remember this is a Mayor who takes great pains to be identified with environmental issues and participates in multiple environmental events and discussions. In fact, if you had to identify a public pillar of environmental activism in Westchester County then Steve Otis would fit that bill.
But in Shew, Schubert and Hen Island something is very wrong. VERY WRONG. It’s time for those who care to get involved – no matter what the Mayor says.