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Bernie Madoff Gets 150 Years In The Slammer

Bernie Madoff was just sentenced to 150 years in prison for running a ponzi scheme that spanned 20 years, rolled $65 billion into his pocket, and swindled many bold-faced names like Jon Malkovich, Steven Spielberg, Elie Weisel, Kevin Bacon, and Kyra Sedgwick. Now, this guy deserves some serious punishment, but 150 years? The average American man lives to be 75, and Bernie is 71 now. Which means, oh, four years in prison. Why didn’t the judge just say “life?” [NY Times]

This got us thinking: who else has gotten a super long prison sentence? Find out, after the jump… Keep reading »

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