150 years for Mr Madoff

29 June 2009

What punishment befits Mr Bernard Madoff’s crime? The maximum sentence possible, 150 years’ imprisonment, was handed down by the court. 65 billion dollars disappeared: one year equates to over 43 million dollars. There is still a lot of unanswered questions about the whereabouts of his money, and hopefully some of that sum could be recovered, so that those victims who have lost their life-long savings would get something – at least something – back from this huge Ponzi scheme.