Daily Archives: June 29, 2009

John Gapper

I went to Bernie Madoff’s sentencing today and wrote this FT piece:

It was, taken literally, an absurd jail sentence: one of more than life, one reaching well into the grave. Yet Judge Denny Chin on Monday ignored the plea of Bernard Madoff’s lawyer to give him a shorter term on the grounds that, at 71, his life expectancy is about a dozen years and instead threw the sentencing book at him. Read more