Thieves Return Madoff Statue, Lesson Attached

Note suggests 'swindler' return his plunder, too
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 1, 2009 2:53 PM CST
The statue was taken from this $9.4 million home, belonging to disgraced investment guru Bernard Madoff and his wife Ruth.   (AP Photo/Jon Way)
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(Newser) – The thieves who nabbed a $10,000 copper statue from fraudster Bernard Madoff's swank Florida home have returned it, along with this note: "Bernie the Swindler, Lesson: Return stolen property to rightful owners." The advice was penned by "The Educators," whose inspiration may be a German namesake film in which anti-capitalists break into swank homes and leave notes for the rich, the Palm Beach Post reports.