A new documentary about the infamous Madoff scandal opens in theaters across the country on Friday August 26th. I am looking forward to seeing Chasing Madoff on Friday and learning more about Harry Markopolos’ struggle to blow the whistle on a financial fraud that rocked the US economy. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch the trailer – it just may sell you on going to see the film.
If you are in the Washington DC area, I hope you will join us at the E Street Cinema (555 11th Street, NW) for Friday’s 7:40 pm showing. National Whistleblowers Center President Michael D. Kohn will give a short informative talk after the film detailing the new developments in whistleblower protection since the Madoff scandal. There will be a Q&A session following the talk. The DC premiere event is co-sponsored by Cohen Media Group.
The Story You Don't Know Behind the Crime You Can't Forget!
Chasing Madoff is produced, written and directed by Jeff Prosserman and is based on the New York Times best seller “No One Would Listen” by Harry Markopolos. The film tells the story of whistleblower Harry Markopolos’ ten-year struggle to expose the harrowing truth behind the Madoff Ponzi scheme. Markopolos and his team pieced together the evidence proving that Madoff was a fraud and tried relentlessly to alert the public. In the end, his whistleblowing led to what Jon Chesto of the Patriot Ledger called a “wake-up call for the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission].” Congress also passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act to protect and reward whistleblowers like Markopolos who report fraud to the government. Hopefully, the next Markopolos will have more luck alerting the public.
For more information about the film and to find a theater near you click here.
Coming Soon: A review of Chasing Madoff by my colleague Richard Renner