A federal judge says Bernard L. Madoff should die in prison.
Mr. Madoff, who stole billions of dollars in history’s largest Ponzi scheme, asked for his freedom in February after he learned he has kidney disease. On Thursday, Judge Denny Chin — who had handed down Mr. Madoff’s 150-year sentence more than a decade ago in New York — denied the request.
“When I sentenced Mr. Madoff in 2009, it was fully my intent that he live out the rest of his life in prison,” Judge Chin wrote in his decision. “While Mr. Madoff’s present medical situation is most unfortunate, compassionate release is not warranted.”
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