On September 20th, The Washington Post reported that the SEC's general counsel who recommended how victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme would be compensated did not recuse himself despite his family's inheritance from the Madoff fund. On September 21st, the Wall Street Journal reported on Justice Department findings that the Full Tilt Poker website illegally raided player accounts to fund operations and make lavish payments to its owners. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said that Full Tilt's board of directors operated the company as a massive Ponzi scheme, defrauding players out of $444 million.