Investor Ian Thiermann, 90, and his wife lost their savings in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Ian is now a "greeter" at Ben Lomond market to make ends meet.
Investor Ian Thiermann, 90, and his wife lost their savings in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Ian is now a "greeter" at Ben Lomond market to make ends meet. Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT
Investor Ian Thiermann, 90, and his wife lost their savings in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Ian is now a "greeter" at Ben Lomond market to make ends meet. Karen T. Borchers/San Jose Mercury News/MCT

Obama proposes investor protections in wake of Madoff scandal

July 10, 2009 06:42 PM