Madoff Lawyer, DA Lock Horns on Bail

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 11:48 AM CDT
Madoff's new digs, for now: a cell at the Metropolitan Corrections Center.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bernard Madoff’s lawyer argued today that the financier, who has pleaded guilty to a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, should be free on bail until June sentencing, the New York Times reports. Ira Sorkin cited past precedent in similar cases, but the prosecution said Madoff has incentive to flee—and one dubious appeals judge noted that he has ample “mechanism for flight.”