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7 of the biggest corporate scandals

From Bernie Madoff to Volkswagen, here are some of the most outrageous white-collar crimes and corporate scandals of recent times.

Enron accounting scandal

corporate scandals Enron
  • Estimated losses: $74 billion

Energy giant Enron collapsed in 2001, in what was then the biggest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

The company was brought down by a spectacular accounting fraud scheme, masterminded by its executives.

Thousands of employees saw their pension funds vanish almost overnight, and the company's stock crashed from $90.75 to $0.67.

  @ivanakottasova - Last updated October 14 2015 12:23 PM ET

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