Monday, 29 June 2009

Bye Bye, Bernie.

There seems to be, in some people's minds, the idea that "white collar" crime is victimless. It is certainly true that sentences in America are far more severe than in Britain, (unless you have something, or someone, to trade) although that tends to be across the board.
The incredible story of Bernie Madoff comes to an end with his sentence, at the age of 71, of 150 years in prison. The Beeb have two good summaries which may be of interest to Sir Stanford (and you, I hope), and I even wrote a little on the subject meself, in the good old days.
The article accompanying this picture is also worth a read.

1 comment:

  1. So he will be 221 when he gets out. I'll buy him a drink. Georgie.