Well, if this guy did what they say he did, why does he get to walk about? I swear, if you are poor, and steal a loaf of bread, they can toss you in jail, and throw away the key. But this guy....I will never understand "justice" in my own country. It does not exist.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — A judge allowed disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff to remain free on bail Monday, rejecting an attempt by prosecutors to send him to jail for mailing more than $1 million in jewelry to family and friends over the holidays.
The decision is sure to outrage investors who have been clamoring for Madoff to be sent to jail for allegedly carrying out the largest financial fraud in history.
Prosecutors said the gifts were grounds to have his bail revoked because what's left of Madoff's assets will have to be returned to burned investors.
But the judge not swayed by their arguments that Madoff represents an economic danger to the community because of the size of the fraud and his actions in sending the gifts. Judges in bail decisions normally consider two main factors: whether the defendant is a flight risk or a danger to the community.