Once again, a federal judge has refused to overturn a jury’s verdict of more than $32.7 million in a suit brought on behalf of the victims of a $1 billion Ponzi scheme operated by Chester County, Pa., businessman Robert L. Bentley.

In its June 2006 verdict, the jury found that Bentley and his Foundation for New Era Philanthropy were aided by a bank and a broker who helped him secure a series of loans that kept the Ponzi scheme alive.