This is perhaps the most serious and wide-ranging case of financial swindle in history. On 11 December 2008, the Investment Manager and Broker Bernard L. Madoff was arrested in New York. As emerged after his arrest, several funds were involved in which numerous Austrian investors had entrusted their resources. The fraud was discovered, the system collapsed and the investors’ money was lost. Over the following years, numerous court proceedings took place for reimbursement and compensation, with expert opinions and interrogations.