Thursday, March 12, 2009

Judgment Day

Muntader al-Zaidi, 30, who hurled two shoes at George Bush on December 14, 2008, has been sentenced to three years in prison. The New York Times reports that he "has been in jail since the incident and his lawyers have claimed that he was beaten while in custody." His platoon of lawyers plans to appeal.

Bernard Madoff, 70, pled guilty to 11 felony counts related to his Ponzi scheme, which reputedly lasted more than a decade and bilked investors—including charities and Holocaust survivors—out of tens of billions of dollars [or, as conservative estimates put it, somewhere around 13 billion dollars]. Under house arrest on the Upper East Side since December 11, 2008, Madoff moved downtown today to the Metropolitan Correction Center pending sentencing in June.

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