Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Bernard Madoff, in a letter from his lawyer to the court, asks for leniency in sentencing, as little as twelve years. His lawyer stated that his estimated life expectancy is 13 years, and so twelve years would be close to a life sentence (give him a year to enjoy his freedom?). Perhaps expecting that is not likely, he argues in the alternative for a sentence of 15-20 years, arguing such a sentence would be consistent with other sentences for non-violent crimes. WSJ, Madoff Seeks Leniency in Sentence.