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Mets Owners Accused Profiting Off Madoff's Scheme

Good news for Yankee fans!

Huge Mets fan and even bigger crook, Bernie Madoff, may have shared his secrets and profits with the owners of his favorite team.

Irving Picard, guy in charge of investigating the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, says the New York Mets baseball team reaped $300 million in profit from the scheme.

In a statement released Friday the Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz denied knowing anything about the scheme. They called the lawsuit "strong arm effort" and "flagrant abuse of the trustee's authority."

"The conclusions in the complaint are not supported by the facts. While they may make for good headlines, they are abusive, unfair and untrue. We should not be made victims twice over - the first time by Madoff, and again by the trustee's actions."

Picard's office replied:

"There are thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, Saul Katz is not one of them. Neither is Fred Wilpon. (Wilpon and Katz were among the) largest beneficiaries of Madoff's fraud, reaping hundreds of millions in fictitious profits over Sterling's quarter-century relationship with Madoff."

Hmmmm… even a Mets fan might find that suspicious.

Not to worry, we have a hunch the owners can afford a good lawyer.

[Image via AP Images.]

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