Banco Santander and Optimal Investment Services lost $3.1 billion by turning it over to Bernie Madoff, investors say in a class action in Miami Federal Court.
Here are the defendants in the Santander/Optimal class action: Banco Santander S.A., Banco Santander International, Optimal Investment Services S.A., Optimal Multiadvisors Ltd., Optimal Strategic U.S. Equity Ltd., Manuel Echeverria Falla, Anthony L.M. Inderrieden, Brian Wilkinson, HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Ltd., HSBC Securities Services (Ireland) Ltd. (S.A. - Sociedad Anónima - is the Spanish-language equivalent of the English-American "Inc.")
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