Madoff should have run a penny scam like MDCN. Only .0001% ever go to jail. Ponzi schemes are easier to get caught.
It's a penny stock scam. Pretty obvious 2 years ago. Money is gone. Never gamble more than you are comfortable losing on these Pump-N-Dumps.
All the "Hoops" are a stalling tactic, hoping some people slip up and give them personal info, while delay, delay, delay. They will never pay out.