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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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Cousin Dupree

I know nothing - Grandmabear about herself.
They are very lucky if ya ask me, and I sure HOPE THEY KNOW THAT, I agree. This is no more funny than throwing something like a rock or boulder from an overpass, what did they think could happen?? It sounds like her family has shown some forgiveness and I suppose that had an effect.

A couple returning to Rochester from Florida had a boulder dropped on their car from an overpass. One of them was killed, I believe the wife. I don't think anyone was caught for it.
 

GarAndMo39

Not a Sheeple!
2 dead, 14 wounded in mass shooting in Rochester, New York

There are two people dead and at least 14 others injured following a mass shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, overnight, according to the Rochester Police Department.

The shooting took place on Pennsylvania Avenue around 12:25 a.m. ET, according to authorities. <snip>
 

Cousin Dupree

I know nothing - Grandmabear about herself.
2 dead, 14 wounded in mass shooting in Rochester, New York

There are two people dead and at least 14 others injured following a mass shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, overnight, according to the Rochester Police Department.

The shooting took place on Pennsylvania Avenue around 12:25 a.m. ET, according to authorities. <snip>

I just saw that on the morning briefing.
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'

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noZme

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South Dakota AG struck, killed a pedestrian with car; initially said he thought he hit a deer

Sept 14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he thought he hit a deer on Saturday night when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle.

Joseph Boever, 55, of Highmore, South Dakota, was killed after being struck by Ravnsborg's Ford Taurus, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. The state attorney general called authorities after the crash, telling them he thought he had hit a deer, the state Highway Patrol said.

The incident happened on U.S. Highway 14 at 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday. Boever's body was discovered Sunday morning, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol release.

The news release doesn't say how long it took Ravnsborg to report the crash


Documents: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has history of speeding

Ravnsborg, who was elected as the state's Attorney General in 2018, has six speeding infractions between 2014 and 2018 in South Dakota, according to a background check. He pleaded guilty to all of them and paid fines ranging from $19 to $79. He also has received two speeding tickets in Iowa.

Ravnsborg was also cited on a seat belt violation out of Brown County in March 2017 and driving without a proper exhaust and muffler system out of Yankton County in August 2015. He paid a $25 fine and a $54 fine in those cases, respectively.


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Family speaks out after man killed in crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

HIGHMORE — Victor Nemec knew something was wrong when he went to pick up his cousin Joe Boever Sunday morning at his home in Highmore.

The two had planned to go fix Boever's truck, which had been damaged when Boever hit a hay bale in the ditch the evening prior. Victor said his cousin had told him he went off the road while reaching for his tobacco. But when Nemec arrived, Boever was nowhere to be found.

His house was unlocked with all the lights on. Concerned, Nemec called the Hyde County Sheriff.


welve hours later, he and his brother Nick Nemec were in a Highmore funeral home identifying Boever's body.

Boever, 55, was killed in a crash late Saturday involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

More:Attorney General releases statement regarding his role in fatal crash

It was announced in a Sunday evening press release from Gov. Kristi Noem that Ravnsborg had been involved in the fatal wreck, though few details were released.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol confirmed that Ravnsborg was involved in the crash that killed Boever Saturday night, according to a news release issued Monday morning. Ravnsborg initially reported the crash to the Hyde County Sheriff's Office that he thought he had hit a deer.

Boever's body was not discovered until Sunday morning, the release states.

The investigation is ongoing and being led by the Highway Patrol.

But in Victor Nemec's eyes, it's a simpler story.

“The attorney general hit my cousin as he was walking down the side of the road and killed him,” he said.

Incoming Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg addresses supporters Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls.


Victor said at some point Saturday evening, Boever must have decided not to wait for his help and began walking to his truck.

That’s when he was killed while walking along Highway 14 west of Highmore.

Tony Mangan, spokesperson for the Highway Patrol, said at the direction of the governor, the Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. The attorney general’s office said investigators from North Dakota are also in South Dakota and assisting in the crash investigation due to the conflict created by Ravnsborg’s role overseeing the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Tim Bormann, chief of staff in the attorney general’s office, told the Argus Leader via email Monday that Ravnsborg was traveling alone at the time of the crash. He was uninjured.


Ravnsborg attended a GOP dinner at a bar before he reported hitting a deer on his 110-mile drive home when he actually struck and killed a man. Photos posted on the Spink County Republicans' Facebook page show Ravnsborg sitting near the stage at the small Republican fundraiser at Rooster's Bar and Grill in Redfield Saturday night, hours before he hit 55-year-old Boever with his vehicle. Witnesses at the fundraiser have vouched for the Attorney General, saying they didn't see him drinking alcohol and that he did not seem 'impaired in any way shape or form'.

The South Dakota Attorney General who recently was involved in a fatal accident has previously shared photos from behind the wheel as he drove and has a history of speeding and traffic violations.

His Facebook account reveals photos he has taken or stills of dash cam video while driving. He has received at least eight speeding tickets, eight within a four-year period.

Ravnsborg attended a GOP dinner at a bar before he reported hitting a deer on his 110-mile drive home when he actually struck and killed a man. Photos posted on the Spink County Republicans' Facebook page show Ravnsborg sitting near the stage at the small Republican fundraiser at Rooster's Bar and Grill in Redfield Saturday night, hours before he hit 55-year-old Boever with his vehicle. Witnesses at the fundraiser have vouched for the Attorney General, saying they didn't see him drinking alcohol and that he did not seem 'impaired in any way shape or form'.

South Dakota AG who told cops he hit a deer when he actually killed a man previously shared photos from behind the wheel as he drove and has a history of speeding tickets and traffic violations
  • South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hit and killed Joe Boever while driving near Highmore on Saturday night
  • Ravnsborg first told sheriffs when he called 911 that he believed he hit a deer
  • The Attorney General had been driving back to his home in Pierre after attending a Republican fundraising event 110 miles away
  • New documents reveal Ravnsborg has received eight speeding tickets, six between 2014 and 2018 in South Dakota, and two in Iowa
  • He also has received two violations, including one for not wearing a seat belt and another for driving without a proper exhaust and muffler system
  • Ravnsborg has also posted multiple pictures on Facebook of roads where it is clear he is behind the wheel including from May 2018 and October 2019

 

Cousin Dupree

I know nothing - Grandmabear about herself.
South Dakota AG struck, killed a pedestrian with car; initially said he thought he hit a deer

Sept 14
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities he thought he hit a deer on Saturday night when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle.

Joseph Boever, 55, of Highmore, South Dakota, was killed after being struck by Ravnsborg's Ford Taurus, the South Dakota Highway Patrol said. The state attorney general called authorities after the crash, telling them he thought he had hit a deer, the state Highway Patrol said.

The incident happened on U.S. Highway 14 at 10:30 p.m. local time Saturday. Boever's body was discovered Sunday morning, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol release.

The news release doesn't say how long it took Ravnsborg to report the crash


Documents: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has history of speeding

Ravnsborg, who was elected as the state's Attorney General in 2018, has six speeding infractions between 2014 and 2018 in South Dakota, according to a background check. He pleaded guilty to all of them and paid fines ranging from $19 to $79. He also has received two speeding tickets in Iowa.

Ravnsborg was also cited on a seat belt violation out of Brown County in March 2017 and driving without a proper exhaust and muffler system out of Yankton County in August 2015. He paid a $25 fine and a $54 fine in those cases, respectively.


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Family speaks out after man killed in crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

HIGHMORE — Victor Nemec knew something was wrong when he went to pick up his cousin Joe Boever Sunday morning at his home in Highmore.

The two had planned to go fix Boever's truck, which had been damaged when Boever hit a hay bale in the ditch the evening prior. Victor said his cousin had told him he went off the road while reaching for his tobacco. But when Nemec arrived, Boever was nowhere to be found.

His house was unlocked with all the lights on. Concerned, Nemec called the Hyde County Sheriff.


welve hours later, he and his brother Nick Nemec were in a Highmore funeral home identifying Boever's body.

Boever, 55, was killed in a crash late Saturday involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

More:Attorney General releases statement regarding his role in fatal crash

It was announced in a Sunday evening press release from Gov. Kristi Noem that Ravnsborg had been involved in the fatal wreck, though few details were released.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol confirmed that Ravnsborg was involved in the crash that killed Boever Saturday night, according to a news release issued Monday morning. Ravnsborg initially reported the crash to the Hyde County Sheriff's Office that he thought he had hit a deer.

Boever's body was not discovered until Sunday morning, the release states.

The investigation is ongoing and being led by the Highway Patrol.

But in Victor Nemec's eyes, it's a simpler story.

“The attorney general hit my cousin as he was walking down the side of the road and killed him,” he said.

Incoming Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg addresses supporters Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls.


Victor said at some point Saturday evening, Boever must have decided not to wait for his help and began walking to his truck.

That’s when he was killed while walking along Highway 14 west of Highmore.

Tony Mangan, spokesperson for the Highway Patrol, said at the direction of the governor, the Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. The attorney general’s office said investigators from North Dakota are also in South Dakota and assisting in the crash investigation due to the conflict created by Ravnsborg’s role overseeing the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.

Tim Bormann, chief of staff in the attorney general’s office, told the Argus Leader via email Monday that Ravnsborg was traveling alone at the time of the crash. He was uninjured.


Ravnsborg attended a GOP dinner at a bar before he reported hitting a deer on his 110-mile drive home when he actually struck and killed a man. Photos posted on the Spink County Republicans' Facebook page show Ravnsborg sitting near the stage at the small Republican fundraiser at Rooster's Bar and Grill in Redfield Saturday night, hours before he hit 55-year-old Boever with his vehicle. Witnesses at the fundraiser have vouched for the Attorney General, saying they didn't see him drinking alcohol and that he did not seem 'impaired in any way shape or form'.

The South Dakota Attorney General who recently was involved in a fatal accident has previously shared photos from behind the wheel as he drove and has a history of speeding and traffic violations.

His Facebook account reveals photos he has taken or stills of dash cam video while driving. He has received at least eight speeding tickets, eight within a four-year period.

Ravnsborg attended a GOP dinner at a bar before he reported hitting a deer on his 110-mile drive home when he actually struck and killed a man. Photos posted on the Spink County Republicans' Facebook page show Ravnsborg sitting near the stage at the small Republican fundraiser at Rooster's Bar and Grill in Redfield Saturday night, hours before he hit 55-year-old Boever with his vehicle. Witnesses at the fundraiser have vouched for the Attorney General, saying they didn't see him drinking alcohol and that he did not seem 'impaired in any way shape or form'.

South Dakota AG who told cops he hit a deer when he actually killed a man previously shared photos from behind the wheel as he drove and has a history of speeding tickets and traffic violations
  • South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hit and killed Joe Boever while driving near Highmore on Saturday night
  • Ravnsborg first told sheriffs when he called 911 that he believed he hit a deer
  • The Attorney General had been driving back to his home in Pierre after attending a Republican fundraising event 110 miles away
  • New documents reveal Ravnsborg has received eight speeding tickets, six between 2014 and 2018 in South Dakota, and two in Iowa
  • He also has received two violations, including one for not wearing a seat belt and another for driving without a proper exhaust and muffler system
  • Ravnsborg has also posted multiple pictures on Facebook of roads where it is clear he is behind the wheel including from May 2018 and October 2019


I think it's very possible he knew he hit a man, but was DUI at the time.
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
especially when he states that he called 911. Who calls 911 when they just hit a deer and their car is ok? Wouldn't that be considered a waste of resources? What's the emergency if it was "just a deer"? I'm not buying it.
I don't think most people are buying it. The fact also is he did not know WHAT he hit because clearly he was wrong about what he hit and yet as you say, he called it in, knowing he hit SOMETHING.
 

Guess Who

Well-known member
I don't think most people are buying it. The fact also is he did not know WHAT he hit because clearly he was wrong about what he hit and yet as you say, he called it in, knowing he hit SOMETHING.
when you travel through the sticks like he did often, you are not going to call 911 just because you hit a deer and you and your vehicle are ok to travel. You call 911 and say you hit a deer and they are not going to send anybody out. What did he expect them to do when they got there if it was just a deer?
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
when you travel through the sticks like he did often, you are not going to call 911 just because you hit a deer and you and your vehicle are ok to travel. You call 911 and say you hit a deer and they are not going to send anybody out. What did he expect them to do when they got there if it was just a deer?
I don't know and I think it is all hinky but there are people who do report such things both for a log, an accident report, insurance. There are states that go pick them up (if they can find the deer) or if they are in the way of traffic (albeit not immediately, at least ours doesn't do it too quickly--or move them off the road anyhow and out of the way of traffic, that can be road workers even). In his position, he could have felt the need so no one can later say how did you damage your car, what is going on, what are you hiding, etc. I have no idea if it was his own vehicle or he is provided one, that would I guess be another consideration that maybe a report needed to be made. None of this do I believe is the reason most likely but to play devil's advocate, these reasons could apply...

However, I agree generally and my speculation only, it was a butt covering most likely so no one could say he left the scene of an accident without reporting one... He just didn't know ya see... It doesn't really fly though... If you don't know what you hit...

I know a woman who just last year hit a deer in another midwest state, she was actually texting with me while she waited for State Patrol (for a long time) afterwards. She was highly upset and very shaken and had never hit one before in her (older than I) years. So... I guess all differ... I came close once or twice and went my entire life with never hitting one until maybe five years ago I glanced once off the corner of the car but it got up and ran off. I was shook up but moved on, deer was on the move, I did worry whether it would survive, I checked my car, nothing bad enough I was going to turn in. Of course, however, that was in broad daylight, no one was hurt or involved other than I and I knew and saw full well what I hit.

They often in our area are not reported either because they are common and for other reasons. Some states though they do report or pull right over and wait even for officers... Or at least the woman I know did and that was Indiana so apparently she felt it required, I never asked if it was required. Technically here I believe the law actually is any accident over $500 in damage is supposed to be reported, of course they aren't always by any means...
 

Guess Who

Well-known member
I don't know and I think it is all hinky but there are people who do report such things both for a log, an accident report, insurance. There are states that go pick them up (if they can find the deer) or if they are in the way of traffic (albeit not immediately, at least ours doesn't do it too quickly--or move them off the road anyhow and out of the way of traffic, that can be road workers even). In his position, he could have felt the need so no one can later say how did you damage your car, what is going on, what are you hiding, etc. I have no idea if it was his own vehicle or he is provided one, that would I guess be another consideration that maybe a report needed to be made. None of this do I believe is the reason most likely but to play devil's advocate, these reasons could apply...

However, I agree generally and my speculation only, it was a butt covering most likely so no one could say he left the scene of an accident without reporting one... He just didn't know ya see... It doesn't really fly though... If you don't know what you hit...

I know a woman who just last year hit a deer in another midwest state, she was actually texting with me while she waited for State Patrol (for a long time) afterwards. She was highly upset and very shaken and had never hit one before in her (older than I) years. So... I guess all differ... I came close once or twice and went my entire life with never hitting one until maybe five years ago I glanced once off the corner of the car but it got up and ran off. I was shook up but moved on, deer was on the move, I did worry whether it would survive, I checked my car, nothing bad enough I was going to turn in. Of course, however, that was in broad daylight, no one was hurt or involved other than I and I knew and saw full well what I hit.

They often in our area are not reported either because they are common and for other reasons. Some states though they do report or pull right over and wait even for officers... Or at least the woman I know did and that was Indiana so apparently she felt it required, I never asked if it was required. Technically here I believe the law actually is any accident over $500 in damage is supposed to be reported, of course they aren't always by any means...
reported vs calling 911 though
 

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