Madoff's Client List: Sports Bigwigs Strike Out

Sandy Koufax, Mets owner among those stung by alleged Ponzi scheme.

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The list of alleged victims who invested with Bernard Madoff emerged yesterday in a whopping 162-page report that includes actor John Malkovich, talk show host Larry King, and a handful of big-name (as well as minor-league) sports figures.

Among that list of sports names:

  • Famed Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • Mets owner Fred Wilpon (Koufax and Wilpon are childhood friends)
  • The Mets-controlled Brooklyn Baseball Company, which owns the minor-league Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Former Mets infielder Tim Teufel
  • Norman Braman, former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Ozzie and Dan Silna, former owners of the American Basketball Association team the Spirits of St. Louis (read about them here and here.)
  • Bob Nystrom, former player on the NHL's New York Islanders