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“What’s a Ponzi Scheme?” The surprises don’t end with Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind a $65 billion Ponzi scheme who died today in federal prison

April 14, 2021

On Thin Ice Is an ugly divorce the key to putting Donald Trump in prison?

Carrie Takes the Lion’s Share? Boris Johnson’s fiancée leaves politics to work at a zoo

Oui, Madame! At Valérie Hervo’s swingers’ club, the beau monde finds unadulterated pleasure. Masks, yes (at some point), but no clothes!

Reform School Fake heiress Anna Sorokin has been sprung from prison—and can’t stop talking

Treasure Islet Mysterious thefts on the tiny island of Capraia, where everyone knows everyone, baffle the municipality’s three police officers

Your Schloss or Mine? Why is the patriarch of one of Germany’s most revered noble families living in the woods and suing his son?

Playing Dirty What led actress Felicity Huffman to risk everything—including the sentence she recently finished serving—to try to cheat her daughter’s way into college?

Snake Eyes A bumbling billionaire blows a fortune trying to build the Vegas of Down Under

Howard’s End Once the master of the castle used in the filming of Bridgerton and Brideshead Revisited, Simon Howard now faces vast troubles, including child-sex-offense charges

When Your Life Is a True-Crime Scandal Six years after she was freed from an Italian prison and found innocent of a sensational murder, Amanda Knox looks back

Razing Hell In Provence, France’s highest court orders a showman to destroy his opulent $69 million faux Italianate palazzo

Sorry, Not Sorry In Paris, the Café de Flore set has been plagued with sex-crime scandals—but there’s no apology in sight

Naughty or Nice? Fake-heiress grifter Anna Delvey, imprisoned for a $275,000 swindle, is being released early—just in time for her Netflix debut

Boiling Point Gordon Ramsay’s family meltdown makes Hell’s Kitchen look like paradise

The Mind of a Killer A year after Fotis Dulos took his own life, a writer retraces his steps on the day his wife, Jennifer, vanished

Daddy Dearest? Accusations of a third love child threaten to unravel the fragile peace between Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife, Charlene

Divorce, Oligarch-Style The ex-wife of an oil-and-gas baron goes to the mattresses to get hold of her $600 million settlement

A Tech Tycoon’s Prison Tweets Anti-virus-software guru John McAfee awaits extradition to the U.S.

Pedaling Bad Behavior SoulCycle was always cultish. Now instructors are accused of having sex with clients, racism, and more

Was Diana Duped? Earl Spencer accuses the BBC of swindling his sister out of secrets in her infamous interview

The King’s Gambit Is Spain’s exiled monarch, Juan Carlos, running out of moves?

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