Bernie Madoff Is Dying and Begging Judge For Mercy

Bernie Madoff Is Dying and Begging Judge For Mercy

Bernie Madoff, the man who stole from his victims a total of $65 billion, is begging for a judge to release him from his sentence of 150 years behind bars.  It is obvious to say life in jail.  Like every heartless criminal who knew precisely what they were doing, where was the mercy for their victims?

Mercy comes to those who show mercy.  Madoff’s mercy is within the Butner Federal penitentiary in North Carolina inside the prison’s comfort care unit.  He is now 81-years-old and confined to a wheelchair and a back brace.

Doctors are giving him less than 18 months to live due to his illnesses.  Madoff wants to die outside the prison walls and claims he will be gone by next year.  Documents were filed Wednesday with the information released to the public stating he has terminal kidney failure.

On top of the kidney problems, the documents also show Madoff has hypertension, hyperparathyroidism, cardiovascular disease, and a bladder neck obstruction.  Madoff added to the list when questioned on why he should be released Madoff said he has a bad case of acid reflux and he can’t sleep.

Everyone knows it is tough to be ill, and with the illnesses, any reasonable person would not wish another ill.  But the fact is, “do the crime, do the time.”  He should have thought everything through before robbing people blind through all of his evil schemes.

Some things in life go unpunished through the system, but when a person is caught, it is then, they want to cry about how sorry they are.  We all do things a little off-key at times, but really, $65 billion?

So Madoff claims there were other cases where the prisoner was dying, and they got released from prison.  The name of the Lockerbie, Scottish bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, came up as a precedent for his release.  This fellow killed 270 people who were on board the Pan Am flight 103.

The claim is what the Scottish bomber did was nowhere near as bad as what Madoff did.  He was released after only serving eight years of his sentence while suffering from terminal prostate cancer.

It is true, it was not as bad, and it is one of those incidents which slipped through the cracks of our justice system.  Everyone should have to serve their sentence, and if their sentence is 150 years and they are of old-age, then they should have to serve their sentence.  After all, this is not a misdemeanor.  This was a federal offense and a felony.

There is a way to serve his sentence, which would grant mercy and is somewhat fair.  Madoff could go under house arrest and live out his remaining days that way.  But it was what he said in the documents that have everyone angry.

Madoff stated he has no more funds to live.  If he were to be shown mercy and be released, he would stay with an anonymous friend to live out his final days.  Here is the kicker.  He would live off of his Medicare benefits and his Social Security benefits.

As taxpayers, we already fund the lifestyle of prisoners.  To have the nerve to say that he would take more money from taxpayers after he ripped off billions of dollars from people and continue to do it upon being released!  That is a special kind of ignorance which shows he is not sorry at all, and that is a slap in the face to his victims and to us taxpayers because we will be forking out his livelihood.

There has been no immediate response from the judge on a ruling, if or when it will be given.  We can be sure the judge would probably make a note of that last comment.

It has been since 2009 since Bernie Madoff pled guilty for his evil investment frauds on 11 counts of federal felonies.  If the judge does not agree with releasing Madoff, his sentence will end in 2139, over a century after he is dead and gone.

It wasn’t until 2017 when the investors started getting some of their money back.  The Madoff Victim Fund was started by the Department of Justice.

$772.5 million was forfeited and handed to over 24,000 victims.  Since then and still continuing, over $9 billion in assets will be paid back to more victims.  Mercy was forced for the victims’ refunds by the courts, not by Madoff.  Where should mercy come from?

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118 thoughts on “Bernie Madoff Is Dying and Begging Judge For Mercy

  1. Do the crime, do the time! They have no idea how many people Madoff destroyed through his greed… 10,000…, 100,000. It’s not a game and he clearly should not be allowed to treat it as such! There are no prison time-outs for injury and should not be.

    1. Show mercy! We are supposed to be a Christian nation. Forgiveness is the right thing to do. No it doesn’t recompense the victims, but it helps with getting over bitterness and hatred! Forgiveness is the kindest thing you can do for YOURSELF.

      1. We are not responsible for his poor life choices. His physical ailments are from more poor choices. Eating high off the hog, expenses red meats, etc.
        Sounds like he’s getting a small percentage only, of his comeuppance.
        150 year sentence, and what’s been served ? Who sits out the remainder his wife ? No his victims do!!

      2. He showed no mercy when he took the life savings of hundreds of people. His greed caused the death of many. Let him continue to pay for his crime!

      3. Maybe you should read you Bible again. God said that criminals should be punished. Forgiving them has nothing to do with still making them serve their punishment.

        1. Remember, although all men have been forgiven by God of their sins, those whom have NOT repented and believe in Christ will still suffer eternal punishment!

      4. Show him mercy in prison. Surely, there’s a doctor who would be willing to make a “house” call. His illnesses are the fruit of his crimes!

    2. Bernie should be carried out of prison in a paupers casket and dumped in the trash, How many lives did this thief ruin for his greed, pay the piper you disgusting man!

  2. Madoff’s actions were bad and hurt a lot of people. Yet, his $65B ripoff pales in size compared to what the Federal Reserve Bank of NY (the “FED”) has done, literally ripping off untold trillions of dollars over the decades since its inception. As soon as the Bank of International Settlements building was finished in Switzerland, they moved all the gold there to the vaults in the basement. So, not only do they issue fiat paper money, which is not only worthless but a debt instrument (federal reserve NOTE, a note is a debt instrument meaning every time we spend a dollar, it creates a dollar of debt added to the national debt) they have taken the gold to a place where it would be next to impossible to get it back unless we choose to invade Switerland or some other drastic action.
    And, the owners of the FED have used their ill gotten gains to acquire over 73% of the assets of the United States. Doesn’t leave much for the rest of us. In retrospect, Bernie is just a speck on the windshield. And, as he said at his trial, he was only doing what the FED was doing.

    1. All so true David. Well put, but as you know the ordinary person can not take your thoughts seriously – ignorant as they are of how money works ie to enrich a dozen or so greedy , multimillionaire families – who , in printing and controlling Credit, control the very lifeblood of society and care little for their fellow men who are denied the basics of life , billions of them in fact.

  3. Bernie Madoff is a bad guy. No question on that. But what about the politicians who have bilked the taxpayers and other countries for millions/billions? Where is the justice here? Should Madoff be released? I don’t have the answer. But we have seen actual proof of a bunch of people in the political world that went in with no money and, over the years, are now worth a ton of money. Some seem to have sold out the country for profit (ie: Uranium One, etc…) Where is the justice there? Should Madoff never see daylight again when these people are walking around?

    1. It’s not uncaring, it is exactly what God has told us! Scripture requires that criminals receive their just punishment. In reality he got off easy, he should have been hung!

  4. No SYMPATHY here, really, $65 Billion, no way should he see the light of day. He “at least” has “expensive memories” and many of his fellow inmates don’t even have that. He could be released and live for 4 more years, who really knows when the END will REALLY COME, just because the doctor says 18 months, unless he is God himself, no one knows for sure. Sorry BERNIE, live with what you did!

  5. What a bout the families who trusted him and he destroyed due to greed and dishonesty ! I’m sure some of those families had small kids with needs!
    Families who worked hard for their money and a man of greed took all away! I believe the courts spoke on his dirty deeds and behavior! He is there for a reasons of his own doing!

  6. Many other guilty men and women have died in prison . Bernie made his bed now he has to lie in it . Nobody put a gun to his head when he stole millions of dollars . He did it because he wanted to.

  7. My father lost his whole lifes savings with this criminal and my father was too embarrassed to tell the family what he did and refused to fight his cancer and just let himself die leaving my mother with bills nearly a half million in debt. Let that sucker rot in prison.

  8. You did the crime and now lay back and think about all the people that lost so much because of you your an awful person did you not think of thevtons of people you were killing they didnt know how they were going to get their money back and thinknof what you did to your wife and sons who really loved you you were sick then and now you are getting whst you deserve

  9. To Bernie I say, Jesus said that we should “Give unto Caesar, that which is Caesar’s and give unto God that which is God’s.”
    Unfortunately for Bernie, God is not of this world so his sentence is payment to Caesar (this world’s laws). However, there is still hope because when Bernie leaves this world, he can once more argue his case with God in His world. Bernie still has time to effect the outcome of that debate if he would only take advantage of it now.

  10. I remember Bernie Madoff’s wife left him and had a couple of hundred grand to live on in a luxury condo in FL on a TV spotlight program around 2010. If Madoff hadn’t tried to keep all the money he did and paid back ESPECIALLY THE PENSION FUNDS HE WAS ENTRUSTED WITH THAT FOLKS WERE RELYING ON FOR THEIR PENSIONS, I MIGHT HAVE A SHRED OF MERCY FOR HIM BUT HE REALLY DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF MERCY FOR ANYBODY ELSE EXCEPT HIS SON WHO COULDN’T TAKE THE PRESSURE & KILLED HIMSELF BECAUSE DADDY MADOFF DIDN’T TAKE CARE OF THINGS! HOWEVER, AN INTERVIEW WITH EMPLOYEES OF MADOFF WHO DIDN’T GET PAID AT THE END WHILE SONNY MADOFF GOT PAID REVEALED HIM TO BE AN ARROGANT LITTLE CREEP LIKE HIS DADDY TOO! THE MAMA MADOFF WAS ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT HERSELF AS A SELF-ENTITLED CREEP AS WELL! How do folks become like that ESPECIALLY TOWARD PEOPLE BERNIE MADOFF PERSONALLY KNEW FOR MANY YEARS AND MAMA MADOFF DIDN’T SEEM TO EVEN BE WILLING TO HELP HER OWN SON OUT per the program? Wow!
    I knew a husband of a lady who retired from the HI retirement system WHO LOST HER PENSION DUE TO MADOFF! SHE NEVER DID ANYTHING TO HIM EXCEPT INVEST IN A PENSION FUND THROUGH HER STATE UNION HE ROBBED AWAY MOVING MONEY AROUND! THE UNION SHOULD HAVE HAD TO TAKE THE FALL FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION OR ENSURING THEIR FUNDS WERE IN A GUARANTEED FUND BUT THEN AGAIN, BERNIE MADOFF ACTUALLY LIED ABOUT HIS INVESTMENTS FOR YEARS TO THE REPS OF THE ORGS HE REPRESENTED THAT INCLUDED FAMILIES HE PERSONALLY KNEW THROUGH THE JEWISH, ETHNIC COMMUNITY! WHO COULD DO THAT WITHOUT AT LEAST FEELING OBLIGATED TO MAKE SURE THE PRINCIPAL WAS SAFE AND COULD BE RECOVERED?
    Social Security and Medicare are on some level paid into by the recipient as an earned entitlement not just a subsidy like Medicaid that is given! Madoff is entitled to that which he contributed to through honest earnings but it really should be going to his wife at this point who was a stay at home mom as I remember? Fact is Madoff was head of NASDAQ at one point and knew all the rules of what he was doing and penalties associated with his actions! He did the crimes and didn’t care about the victims as he was totally uncooperative about paying back principals of his fraud investments where he was basically stealing the money! THE PAYBACK HAS BEEN AROUND $32,000 EACH PER DEFRAUDED INVESTOR SO FAR WITH PENSION FUNDS PUTTING IN MILLIONS! The Madoff family were JUST NOT GOOD PEOPLE AND IF WE REALLY WANTED TO BE PRIMITIVE ABOUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIABLY KILLED FOR WHAT THEY ALL DID!

    1. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, IN THEIR POLITICS, THE MADOFFS WERE NOT FRIENDS OF THE GOP OR RIGHTISTS! RIGHTISTS OWE THEM NOTHING AND NOTHING IS WHAT THEY DESERVE TO GET! LEFTISTS ARE ALWAYS THE SAME TOWARD RIGHTISTS AND WE NEED TO WIN THE GAME!

  11. An interesting request. Justice was served by his conviction, but not served by his deeds. Christianity cries out with forgiveness through mercy as preached by Jesus Christ and His Apostles and disciples. I have no problem with that spiritual attitude. Forgiveness should be all-encompassing and totally from the heart. If we cannot forgive, then “how can we expect Our Father in Heaven to forgive us when it comes time for our judgment?” I can forgive Bernie for what he did to me indirectly and proceed to move-on with my life and leave it to God to deal with Bernie’s everlasting salvation. IT IS WHAT IS IN THE HEART THAT COUNTS AND ONLY GOD KNOWS THE HEARTS’ SINCERITY! Well, Bernie, my HEART goes out to you and I agree with the former respondent, “get your act together and build your case to present to God before you die.” May God have mercy on your soul.

  12. How many people , their families, etc suffered because they lost the money they invested with you. They lost it all. !! They are suffering ill health, their families too. They have to stay in their situations. So should you. All those who went before you , given life sentences, were not let out due to poor health. Neither should you. They died in prison & so should you. You don’t deserve to get out cause you are sick. Stay & serve your time, like everyone , who went before you.

  13. What you did to everyone sut back and think about it your wife and sons thought you were really making that kind of money did u ever think how you were hurting all those people u son of a bitch riot in hell u deserve what ur getting u should never be allowed out your more than a monser just like somebody else we know 2 of a kind liar and a thief

  14. Why not let him OUT? . . . Awful lot of DEMOCRATS are STILL walking around FREE when they’ve been GUILTY of just about EVERYTHING! I guess he wasn’t in the right company, eh? He should be working with Hillary Clinton! She SHOULD be locked up for 45 THOUSAND years and she is STILL free. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  15. He is being shown mercy and by the one who showed us mercy. He is dying in prison and won’t have to serve his sentence. He needs to be right with God and not ask us to make life any different than what he has now. He needs to make it right with our maker and not us.

  16. Is Madoff sorry OR sorry he got caught? As with many criminals, the latter is true. I contend that he would still be stealing from people if he had not been caught when he was. There are many who are incarcerated that develop terminal illnesses but we rarely hear about them. I find it appalling that he is allowed to collect social security and/or medicare when he owes so many people so much money. In another article Madoff claimed he wanted to be released early in order to reconnect with his grandchildren. If his grandchildren wanted to reconnect with him they could visit him in prison but it just may be they are not interested in a family reunion!

  17. Let him ROT IN PRISON. His greed cost so many their life saving and some their lives. hundreds of families suffered while he lived the high and mighty life. Well he isn’t so high and mighty anymore is he? He is groveling. No mercy!!!

  18. He committed a felony crime! He needs to serve his sentence and make his last rights in prison! It is what it is!! He can ask the Lord for forgiveness if he desires too. I do not need to know if he chooses too. And I do agree that he would continue to lie and cheat to this day if he had not been caught with his hand in the cookie jar!! I must support our criminal justice system! He is at the top of that wedding cake and he is a wrongdoer!

  19. No way they didnt let Gotti out an he never even asked for a release, an Madoff is way worse.An Im sure in 18 months he will still be alive.

  20. He should not be released. That being said, his medical problems should be addressed. If they can furnish heart transplants for convicted murderers and no doubt sex change proceedures for people convicted of treason, they can take care of Bernie Madoff’s medical problems.

  21. Hey bernie, when you repay the $65 BILLION you stole from your victims, you can be released!

    Until then, you can ROT in PRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Madoff is still screwing the country, to be blunt putting him out would be cheaper then keeping him in prison. $40,000 plus to jail him as opposed to SSI and Medicare? Either in or out he will still be a prisoner of his own decaying body.

  23. If Madoff is let free, WHY HAVE LAWS OR COURTS?????????
    What about the victims that begged to get their money back???
    This BASTARD should be TORTURED Daily, but nursed back to health to live through another TORTURE.
    I wish that he LIVES to released AFTER he serves his entire sentence!!!!

  24. Lets see, the POS Obama commented fraud on 300 million people by lying about his health care plan, you can keep your doctor, health care costs won’t increase. He knew this was a complete fraud. How many Americans were hurt in that fiasco? This is only one example of his malfeasance in office, however he’s living the good life. Total BS.

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