Madoff Aides Won’t Face Longer Terms as U.S. Drops Appeal – Bloomberg Business

U.S. prosecutors dropped their bid to boost the prison terms for five of Bernard Madoff’s ex-employees, who received “merciful” sentences after being convicted of aiding his $17.5 billion fraud.

The sentences for the group, Madoff’s top aides, ranged from 2 1/2 years to 10 years, less than half the time sought by the U.S. In a notice filed Monday in federal appeals court in New York, the government didn’t explain why it was abandoning its effort. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan declined to comment.

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