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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    What a silly point. What does murder have to do with fraud? They are separate crimes.

    In any event, all I can say is... good riddance.
    It's not a silly point. Madoff stole several billion bucks, which is no different than stealing several hundred bucks in my book and he got a stiffer penalty than most murderers get. Is there anyone blaming Madoff's action on society the way some do with murderers? 'Course not.

    Just think, if had raped a 12 y/o, he would have only gotten a few years...maybe.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's not a silly point. Madoff stole several billion bucks, which is no different than stealing several hundred bucks in my book and he got a stiffer penalty than most murderers get. Is there anyone blaming Madoff's action on society the way some do with murderers? 'Course not.

    Just think, if had raped a 12 y/o, he would have only gotten a few years...maybe.
    I started typing out a rebuttal about how many people where harmed my Madoff, about comparing apples to oranges, about the difference between several hundred and billions, but the truth is, I doubt you would even be able to see the point, and it would all be wasted.

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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    NEW YORK -- Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison Monday, meaning he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after admitting in March to running one of the largest and longest financial frauds in recent memory.

    Bernard Madoff, Convicted Ponzi-Scheme Operator, Sentenced to 150 Years - WSJ.com
    I don't know, it seems a bit excessive.

    It seems to be an emotional revenge sentence more than anything else.
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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's not a silly point. Madoff stole several billion bucks, which is no different than stealing several hundred bucks in my book and he got a stiffer penalty than most murderers get. Is there anyone blaming Madoff's action on society the way some do with murderers? 'Course not.

    Just think, if had raped a 12 y/o, he would have only gotten a few years...maybe.

    I see your point here and it is sickening to think how that 'justice' works out.
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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't know, it seems a bit excessive.

    It seems to be an emotional revenge sentence more than anything else.
    On March 12, Mr. Madoff was ordered directly to jail after pleading guilty to 11 criminal counts, including securities fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, in a decades-long Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars.
    With the sheer number of victims, and the amount of damage done, I think he got exactly what he should have.

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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I started typing out a rebuttal about how many people where harmed my Madoff, about comparing apples to oranges, about the difference between several hundred and billions, but the truth is, I doubt you would even be able to see the point, and it would all be wasted.
    So you don't mind your tax money going to non-violent life sentences over people who are actually threats to society?
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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    I am happy this scum got what he deserved. I am also very proud in the fact that outside some extreme circles his ethinicity was not made the center of attention.


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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So you don't mind your tax money going to non-violent life sentences over people who are actually threats to society?
    I would say what Madoff did is a very serious threat to society.

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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    With the sheer number of victims, and the amount of damage done, I think he got exactly what he should have.
    I have very little sympathy for the "victims", it was incredibly stupid on their part to invest all their money with a hedge fund.
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    Re: Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I have very little sympathy for the "victims", it was incredibly stupid on their part to invest all their money with a hedge fund.

    You cannot expect everyone to be savvy investors, its like expecting everyone to be experts in Heart surgery.


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