Bernard Madoff's attorney seeks Leniency in Sentencing

On March 12, 2009, Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 counts of charges brought against him by the Federal prosecutors, in the case of United States of America vs. Bernard L. Madoff, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Case # 09 Cr. 213 (DC). On June 23, 2009, at the sentencing phase of the case, Madoff's attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin, argued for leniency against his client. Madoff faces a maximum penalty of 150 years in jail for the charges. Attorney Sorkin argued that his client should be sentenced to only 12 year, which is nearly a life sentence to him.
Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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