OK, now it's official, Bernie Madoff was declared/judged guilty and he's supposed to serve until death. But I'm still bothered by the fact that he has been able to protect those who worked with him on the scam.
"...was respected for his vision and trusted by tens of thousands of customers,..." complete article
That means that there must have been many, many people in his business who knew that the business was a sham, one big rich card game, ponzi scheme. There's no way only he knew what was going on.