The Fraud and Drug Binges That Helped Create a Billion-Dollar Shoe Company
Shoes are displayed in the window of a Steve Madden Ltd. store in New York, U.S. (Photographer: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg)

The Fraud and Drug Binges That Helped Create a Billion-Dollar Shoe Company

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(Bloomberg) -- At 6 a.m. on June 20, 2000, police and federal agents in riot gear swarmed into shoe designer Steve Madden’s apartment on Mercer Street in New York with a warrant for his arrest.
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