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Old 03-03-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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Bernard Madoff's criminal defense attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin has received death threats, hostile e-mails and now an anti-Semitic threat, ABC News has learned.

ABC News: Madoff Attorney Receiving Death Threats
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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it is to be expected, but how does the lawyer expect to be paid?

Does the plaintiff have to pay the defense if the defense wins? I always thought it was only the other way.

If madoff pays him, might the lawyer have to give that money back?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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With the money he lost, I'm surprised he is not held secretly somewhere.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Well YEAH! If somebody con'd me and lost my retirement I'd probably hire a hit man.

I'm still trying to figure out how he "lost" all the money. Me thinks he's hiding a big portion of it. I'm sure some got spent on him keeping up his lifestyle and paying employees at his mock business but how do you really misplace $50B? If you lost half of it in the stock market you've still got $25B....and that's still a hell of a lot of money.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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Before he turned himself in, his wife was at the bank putting I think 62 million dollars into her account. If they let her keep this money, we need to overthrow the government. They should take his houses, cars, all monies that his wife has and give it back to the people he stole from!

And why isn't he in jail ?!?!

Madoff should represent himself for his own defense!

Also, I'm sure he has money hidden in offshore accounts. They will find it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Bernard Madoff's criminal defense attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin has received death threats, hostile e-mails and now an anti-Semitic threat, ABC News has learned.

ABC News: Madoff Attorney Receiving Death Threats
I don't understand the anti-semitic threats....I do understand that a lot of people don't like him to represent a discuting person like Madoff...

The reason that I don't understand the anti-semitism is because Jewish people dislike it just as much as non Jews....

Madoff is one of the worst people ever! Any one trying to defend a person like Madoff is IMO crazy...Madoff is a person who lost his right to a defense... if you take for 13 years peoples money to invest in stocks and you haven't bought any stocks, just took the money...than you deserve nothing!
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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that is a very good question! why isn't madoff in jail? he was presumably let out to "show the money" and instead he tried to mail 1 million worth of jewelry, move millions through about 180 checks in the mail, and assert that about 67 million of his wife's "assets" were unrelated to the scandal!

obviously bribery comes to mind.......
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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to play devils advocate

Madoff mostly made-off (pun intended) with money from other rich people, who I am sure are somewhat shady themselves, and donated a lot to good causes, eventhough, I believe most of those good causes only helped other jews
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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some of the investors were various pension funds (carpenters, plumbers, etc.) and at least 2 of the investors killed themselves over the dishonor of the madoff scam. madoff should be in jail or dead.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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what he did was disgusting but not nearly as disgusting as the ponzi scheme known as social security
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