Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Madoff's Attorney Requests a 12 Year Prison Sentence

According to this article in CNN Money, Madoff's lawyer has requested a 12-year prison sentence for Bernard. His attorney, Ira Lee Snorkin, stated in his request that Madoff is currently 71 years old and has a life expectancy of only 13 more years. Snorkin believes that a sentence of 12 years for a non-violent crime is sufficient. There is much criticism though coming from the families affected. Many of those families believe that Madoff should serve the remainder of his years in prison.

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