Museum Exhibit on Financial Scandal May Need an Update

April 30, 2010

By Mary Pilon, The Wall Street Journal

Coming at the heels of the SEC’s fraud probe into Goldman Sachs, the Scandal! exhibit at the Museum of American Finance, which opened Thursday, seems eerily well-timed.

The exhibit presents schemers throughout American history, from William Duer (whose bond shenanigans led to a financial panic, mob violence and ultimately, the establishment of the New York Stock Exchange) to Charles Ponzi to Bernie Madoff, whose office Post-It notes appear in a display. (Also nearby: a Madoff-branded tote bag, golf tees and baseball bat, provided by an anonymous donor.)

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