Judge Explains 150-Year Sentence for Madoff

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    Instead, he was required to stack the maximum sentences for each count — they totaled 150 years — to calculate a recommended sentence under the federal advisory guidelines. He was not bound by that figure, and he considered going beneath it, he said.

    But he decided that 150 years would send a loud, decisive message. He felt that Mr. Madoff’s “conduct was so egregious,” he said, “that I should do everything I possibly could to punish him.”

    Moreover, any sentence of less than 150 years could be seen as showing him mercy.

    “Frankly, that was not the message I wanted to be sent,” the judge said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/n...entencing.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&ref=nyregion








    but a man who rapes a child for six years can walk away with a six month sentence. There really is no "justice" in America.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Well, Willow, now you know why it's called the CRIMINAL justice system.
     
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    We have a legal system, not a justice system.
     
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    Now Bernie got more woes...
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    Madoff's wife has dumped him, report says
    August 15, 2011 - There may be new trouble for Bernie Madoff, who's serving 150 years in prison for a multi-billion-dollar ponzi scheme. A British newspaper says Ruth Madoff, his wife of 52 years, has ditched him as she tries to patch up her shattered life.
     

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