Bernard Madoff, author of the greatest financial fraud in history, is dead

Bernard Madoff, who was sentenced to 150 years in prison for fraud in 2009, is dead, we learned on Wednesday.

Bernard Madoff was one of the most famous crooks of the 21st century, he died in federal prison, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

In the 2000s, the American had launched a gigantic fraudulent financial package known as the Ponzi program, which comprised billions of dollars.

In 2009 Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. He had expressed his regret during the hearing and said he was “deeply sad and ashamed”.

In 2020, his lawyers tried unsuccessfully to obtain the release of the 82-year-old man. They claimed Bernard Madoff suffered from chronic illness and only had 18 months to live.

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