Judge Denies Madoff's Bail Appeal
Fraudster will wait in jail until June sentencing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 11:17 AM CDT
Judge Robert Sack takes his seat prior to the start of a bail appeal hearing on Bernard Madoff's fraud case in federal court yesterday in New York.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A federal appeals court today denied Bernard Madoff’s request to be released on bail until his June sentencing date, the New York Daily News reports. “The defendant’s age and exposure to imprisonment are undisputed, and the court did not err in inferring an incentive to flee from these facts,” the three-judge panel said in confirming that the 70-year-old Madoff, facing a 150-year sentence, was a flight risk.