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Spectators flock to court for Madoff sentencing

Spectators flock to court for Madoff sentencing

Several hundred spectators have arrived at federal court in New York to witness the sentencing of Bernard Madoff for a multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.
Dozens of victims of a fraud that lasted decades lined up outside the New York courthouse Monday along with scores of journalists in the hours before the sentencing.
The 71-year-old Madoff is likely to be sentenced to 12 years to 150 years in prison. His defense lawyer has said 12 years would be enough. Prosecutors have asked that he spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Judge Denny Chin will have the final say after 10 victims, Madoff and lawyers on both sides have an opportunity to speak.


Updated : 2021-03-05 03:42 GMT+08:00