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Bernard Madoff says he is dying and is asking a judge for compassionate release from prison, where he is serving 150 years for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, according to a Wednesday federal court filing.

Madoff, 81, has terminal kidney failure and a life expectancy of less than 18 months. When the court sentenced him, “it was clear that Madoff’s 150-year prison sentence was symbolic for three reasons: retribution, deterrence, and for the victims,” the court filing states. “This Court must now consider whether keeping Madoff incarcerated … is truly in furtherance of statutory sentencing goals and our society’s value and understanding of compassion.”

Madoff said in the request for compassionate release that he “does not dispute the severity of his crimes.”


IMO- stay in jail
 
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I was only commenting regarding "this isn't political" when it came from the political section. It had nothing to with questioning if it could be posted here. :)
I carefully watch all political posts, ask others for reference & if it borders poltics then I will pull it. We do have a political forum & you are more than welcome to send a PM to @Kimster for access. It's a good place to learn or help educate others without being over-the-top.

If you also feel a post is offensive, flag it & an admin will respond. ;)
 

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I carefully watch all political posts, ask others for reference & if it borders poltics then I will pull it. We do have a political forum & you are more than welcome to send a PM to @Kimster for access. It's a good place to learn or help educate others without being over-the-top.

If you also feel a post is offensive, flag it & an admin will respond. ;)

There's no sense in going into the political pavillion. If you disagree you can't change anyone's opinions and you just lose people you'd called friends. At least that's my experience.
 

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