Earning curve: Fraud

Bernard Madoff, value of alleged Ponzi (pyramid) scheme: £35bn

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Value of fraud cases processed by UK courts ('08): £1.1bn

Frank William Abagnale Jr, income from passing dud cheques: £1.7m

Hector Sants, chief executive, FSA, earnings ('07-'08): £662k

Head of compliance, Ernst & Young, p.a.: from £80k

Nick Leeson, fee per 30-minute after-dinner speech: £8k.

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