06 January 2009

The Real Lebowski - Bernie Madoff

You know who's a real piece of work? Bernie Madoff. His offspring have reported to the authorities that he tried to "mail" a bunch of expensive heirlooms, which was probably so the assets wouldn't get seized by the feds. From Bloomberg:
U.S. prosecutors yesterday asked a federal judge to revoke Madoff’s bail because he violated the freeze. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis asked for legal briefs by Jan. 7 from the government and from Madoff, who remains free in his Manhattan apartment on a $10 million bond.

Madoff mailed five packages of items, including “some very valuable jewelry,” after his assets were frozen by a judge in a related civil lawsuit, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Litt in court yesterday.
What a scumbag. It's bad enough that he swindled money that was supposed to go to children's charities, human rights campaigns, the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, etc., but now he's trying to save his own luxury items. What an ass.