Few crimes this century have garnered as much media attention as the ones committed by Bernie Madoff. The Jewish financier ran a Ponzi scheme from the 1980's all the way through to 2008. In the process, he defrauded thousands of people.
Today, it was announced that he had passed away at the age of 82 at a secure federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina. Madoff had been battling a kidney issue for years. It was on that basis that he attempted to be released from prison in 2020, but was eventually denied.