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Bernard Madoff sentenced to 150 years in prison

Monday, June 29, 2009 | 12:51 p.m. CDT; updated 1:13 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 29, 2009

NEW YORK — Convicted Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison Monday for a fraud so extensive that the judge said he needed to send a message to potential imitators and to victims who demanded harsh punishment.

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