Madoff Sentence In — 150 Years

Madoff will spend the rest of his life in jail:

Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to 150 years in prison for his multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin handed down the sentenced in New York on Monday.

Attorney Ira Sorkin says the 150 years in prison recommended by prosecutors or the 50 years recommended by the federal probation department are excessive.

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  1. … from the victims:

    “Commit Madoff to prison for the rest of his life,” said Burt Ross, who lost $5 million. “May Satan grow a fourth mouth where Madoff can spend the rest of eternity.”

    Crying, Michael Schwartz said, “My trust fund wasn’t for a house in the Hamptons, a yacht or Mets seats. Part of that money was for my brother who is mentally disabled … [Madoff’s] jail cell should become his coffin.”

  2. 1,500 Billion years?

    • Robyn on June 30, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    …or was this 30 people giving him 5 years each?

    Inquiring minds.

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