Guest post contributed by Erica Quinn of InvestmentZen.
Corporate scandals and financial scams are seemingly always in the headlines, but what are the biggest investment or accounting scandals in U.S. history when you line them up by dollar amount? By our calculations, the Lehman Brothers scandal is the most expensive scandal in U.S. history by a mile with Enron coming in a distant second. Honorable mention goes to Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford for making the top ten list for running gigantic Ponzi schemes. Here is the full list of the top ten biggest financial scandals in U.S. history totally nearly $900 Billion: