Dozens of investors who recouped more than their investments in jailed financier Bernard Madoff's business have asked a federal court in New York to force a trustee to include fictitious profits when considering how victims get paid back.
The request was filed late Monday with the federal appeals court in Manhattan.
They challenge a federal bankruptcy judge's March ruling that investors are only owed the money they invested with his firm and not the $65 billion reflected on fictitious statements.
The papers say those who were paid back more than they invested could now face lawsuits.
Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence after admitting his multi-decade fraud. A message for comment left with a spokesman for the trustee was not immediately returned.