Carl J. Shapiro (born February 15, 1913) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. In 1939 he founded Kay Windsor, Inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts and built it into one of the largest women's apparel companies in the country. He is its former president and chairman of the board and was director of Vanity Fair Corp., which acquired Kay Windsor in 1971; he retired five years later.

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  • Carl J. Shapiro (born February 15, 1913) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. In 1939 he founded Kay Windsor, Inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts and built it into one of the largest women's apparel companies in the country. He is its former president and chairman of the board and was director of Vanity Fair Corp., which acquired Kay Windsor in 1971; he retired five years later. Shapiro is among a group of investors who have experienced potential losses between $100 million and $1 billion in the Bernard Madoff hedge fund scheme. It has been reported that a criminal investigation has commenced regarding his alleged complicity in the Madoff affair. In 2010 Shapiro and various related people and entities agreed to forfeit $625 million to the United States, all of which will be made available to the victims of the fraudulent investment advisory business which was owned and operated by Bernard L. Madoff. Since at least the late 1960s, Shapiro was an investor in Madoff holding an account in his own name and controlling accounts held by various related individuals and entities. Over the course of his approximately 40-year relationship with Madoff and BLMIS, Shapiro invested hundreds of millions of dollars into his BLMIS accounts, but withdrew hundreds of millions more. To resolve any and all potential civil claims by the government against the Shapiro family, the family agreed to forfeit $625 million to the government—an amount in excess of Shapiro and his wife’s current net worth, as well as in excess of the fictitious profits that Shapiro and his wife took out of BLMIS. The settlement contains no finding or admission of fault against Shapiro or his family; the settlement does not, however, release any party from criminal liability. (en)
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  • Carl J. Shapiro (born February 15, 1913) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. In 1939 he founded Kay Windsor, Inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts and built it into one of the largest women's apparel companies in the country. He is its former president and chairman of the board and was director of Vanity Fair Corp., which acquired Kay Windsor in 1971; he retired five years later. (en)
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