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Harry Markopolos, Madoff Whistleblower to give annual Zoullas Memorial Lecture for Southampton Greek Orthodox Church

Southampton, NY
7/13/2009

Harry Markopolos will give the guest lecture at the Tenth Annual Zoullas Memorial Lecture for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on August 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
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Harry Markopolos, the 22-year veteran of the financial industry who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, will give the guest lecture at the Tenth Annual Sophocles N. and Louisa S. Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lecture for the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons - Kimisis Tis Theotokou on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. He will speak on:

Blowing the Whistle on Bernie Madoff:
Gift Wrapping & Delivering the Truth about the Largest Ponzi Scheme Ever

For over 9 years Harry Markopolos, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Fraud Examiner, diligently pursued the truth in the numbers of Bernie Madoff and his unbelievably huge profits. Figuring out the Madoff fraud before anyone else, Markopolos waved red flags and delivered detailed documentation to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and again in 2008. "It took me five minutes to know that it was a fraud. It took me another almost four hours of mathematical modeling to prove that it was a fraud," he has commented. He was repeatedly ignored by the SEC and relying on his own dogged determination and a small, tightly knit, team of trusted allies, he finally overcame the indifference of governmental agency and broke the scandal to the public.

The event, which takes place under the Great Tent on the Church grounds, is part of the Sophocles N. and Louisa S. Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lectures of the Hamptons established by Nicholas S. Zoullas in memory of his parents, a prominent Greek business family who emigrated in 1947 from Greece after suffering through the German occupation and the Greek Civil War.

Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, the pastor of the Parish said: "We are honored to have Harry address our greater Hamptons Community because, like Sophocles and Louisa Zoullas who selflessly helped their Jewish neighbors during World War II, he too stood intrepidly for America's ideals and the values of our Greek Orthodox Christian Faith."

For further information, contact Rev. Fr. Alexander Karloutsos at 631-283-6169 or by fax 631-283-6271, or by visiting the church's website at www.kimisishamptons.org.

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