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Madoff: Mets owners 'knew nothing'

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:50 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

The beleaguered owners of the New York Mets received a show of support Tuesday from none other than convicted swindler Bernard Madoff.

In a prison interview, Madoff told The New York Times that team owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz had no knowledge he was operating a Ponzi scheme.

"They knew nothing," Madoff told the newspaper. "They knew nothing."

Trustee Irving Picard is seeking to recover as much as $1 billion from Mets ownership based on the premise they knew, ...

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