Bernard Madoff violated the trust and burned up the fortunes of 4800 people. He's likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. But until now, has he been protected -- by a de-regulated financial system and a culture of greed? Also, the Iraqi who threw his shoe at President Bush gets three years, and Chas Freeman is the latest Obama appointee to step down after complaints about past behavior, from supporters of Israel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Banner image: Financier Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan Federal court today in New York City. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images