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Bernie Madoff fails in bid for compassionate release from prison

The 82-year-old convicted fraudster has less than 18 months to live, but judge says he should die in jail A federal judge on Thursday rejected Bernie Madoff’s request to be released early from prison because he was dying of kidney failure, saying the swindler has never fully accepted responsibility for his massive, decades-long Ponzi scheme. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, who called Madoff’s crimes “extraordinarily evil” when imposing a 150-year sentence in June 2009, wrote that while Madoff’s failing health was “most unfortunate”, compassionate release was unwarranted. Continue reading...
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