Lucinda Franks

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After pleading guilty to  11 felony counts  in federal court today,  Bernard Madoff  did not go home to his Upper East Side apartment, but to jail, until he is sentenced on June 16.

Bernard Madoff: Behind Bars

After pleading guilty to 11 felony counts in federal court today, Bernard Madoff did not go home to his Upper East Side apartment, but to jail, until he is sentenced on June 16.

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Bernard Madoff  told a federal court he was "ashamed" and "sorry," but that his massive Ponzi scheme was designed to "satisfy" his "clients."

Bernard Madoff: Behind Bars

Bernard Madoff told a federal court he was "ashamed" and "sorry," but that his massive Ponzi scheme was designed to "satisfy" his "clients."

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