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US: Madoff can't be trusted, needs to be jailed

  Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009  in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
 Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009  in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
 Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
 A bystander makes a statement in front of the apartment building of Bernard Madoff moments before he was driven for a scheduled bail hearing at Manha...

APTOPIX Madoff Scandal

Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Madoff Scandal

Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Madoff Scandal

Bernard Madoff arrives at Federal Court for a scheduled hearing Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Madoff Scandal

A bystander makes a statement in front of the apartment building of Bernard Madoff moments before he was driven for a scheduled bail hearing at Manha...

Prosecutors say that besieged money manager Bernard Madoff needs to be sent to jail because he cannot be trusted under any set of bail conditions.
Prosecutors made the argument Wednesday as Madoff appeared in court as part of the ongoing fight over his bail package. The government believes he should be jailed for sending more than $1 million in jewelry and gifts to family and friends over the holidays.
But the defense said the government is using "inflammatory rhetoric and hyperbole" to make a flimsy argument. They said the gifts were an innocent mistake.
Madoff did not speak as he was ushered into the courthouse Wednesday. Metal barricades held back a large group of photographers.


Updated : 2021-03-01 00:16 GMT+08:00