Madoff Victims Get Free Meal

New York restaurant offers three-course meal to Ponzi scheme victims
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 9:36 AM CDT
A restaurant in New York is offering a three-course meal to anyone who can prove he or she was a victim of Bernie Madoff.   (©Neeta Lind)
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(Newser) – There ain't no such thing as a free lunch—but if you were a victim of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, a restaurant in New York will give you a free dinner. This week Nino's 208, an Italian restaurant located near Madoff's offices, is offering the city's swindled any three courses on the menu, which includes poached halibut and grilled filet mignon.

The owner said he sympathized with the victims: "No matter how much money you have, if you have $100 million and you lose $100 million, you are completely broke."