bludstone (bludstone) wrote in ontd_political,

BOSTON — The man who tried futilely for 10 years to expose the largest Ponzi scheme in history has written a book about his failed crusade.

“No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller” ( is released March 2. Harry Markopolos relives his tragic tale, how he discovered Bernard Madoff was a fraud, how he tried for years to get the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate, how no one would listen.

Madoff became a national symbol for Wall Street greed. Markopolos, an ordinary-seeming if quirky finance whiz, has been harder to peg. Just why was he the only one to figure it out? Why did he alone try so hard for years to expose the scam? Why didn’t anybody listen?

Markopolos is embarking on a national media tour to tout his book. He’ll be on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the “Today” show, and a bunch of others. WBUR’s Curt Nickisch got the first radio interview with the man who’s still coming to terms with the fact he’d always been right about Madoff, but it didn’t do any good. Here’s the story.

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