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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?
At Valérie Hervo’s swingers’ club, the beau monde finds unadulterated pleasure. Masks, yes (at some point), but no clothes!
Fake heiress Anna Sorokin has been sprung from prison—and can’t stop talking
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?
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?
A bumbling billionaire blows a fortune trying to build the Vegas of Down Under
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
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
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
Accusations of a third love child threaten to unravel the fragile peace between Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife, Charlene
The ex-wife of an oil-and-gas baron goes to the mattresses to get hold of her $600 million settlement
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