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07/13/2009 01:17 PM ID: 79603 Permalink   

Madoff Decides Not to Appeal 150-Year Sentence


Convicted con artist Bernard Madoff has decided not to appeal the sentence which put him away in prison for some 150 years after the 71-year-old was convicted of scamming thousands of people out of millions of dollars.

Madoff's lawyer, Ira Lee Sorkin, said: "We are not going to be appealing. That's our decision and we have no further comment." Madoff has expressed regret at scamming the money from thousands of investors in a Ponzi scheme.

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how do you express regret on something like this?
  by: nimira     07/13/2009 03:40 PM     
  Just wait an see  
In a couple of days he'll claim he's too old and has some kind of heart condition so he can't go to jail.
The judge will put him under house arrest, and next thing you know he's on a flight out of the country, never to be found by police again.
  by: jhax   07/13/2009 05:00 PM     
  Not that I...  
support what he did but in his shoes, I woulda taken some of that money and disappread to a non-extradition country like Monte Carlo a LONG time ago.
  by: kristmen   07/13/2009 07:00 PM     
maybe he does't have enough crap to pull an appeal or his lawyers figured out he cant pay ....
  by: zortona   07/14/2009 07:29 AM     
  He will die in prison soon  
They will simply let him "die", so we all think it was only Madoff alone who was responsible for all of this. The elite is very clever. After he is "dead" he can enjoy the rest of his life in some secret place.
  by: evilrat   07/14/2009 06:19 PM     
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