Oh, it's not his money. Riiiiiiight.
There's a new twist in the case of Bernie Madoff, the New York investment manager accused of ruining people - driving at least one to suicide - in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Madoff is claiming now that authorities should not be allowed to seize his $7 million Manhattan apartment and $62 million in other assets because ... wait for it ... they belong to his wife. Are we to believe that Mrs. Madoff was the person who earned the cash to buy the apartment and to sock away tens of millions of dollars? That's the tale Bernie's trying to sell the court. Shortly before Madoff's arrest, it was Mrs. Madoff who made bank withdrawals of $5.5 million and $10 million, the latter coming just the day before Madoff's alleged fraud came to light. Just needed a little spending money, I guess. This guy should be in jail, not under house arrest in his opulent Manhattan penthouse. And if he's convicted of bilking all these trusting people out of their life savings, ruining lives in the process, he should be executed.