Inside the Madoff Homes

The government prepares to auction off the Ponzi penthouse
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 8:13 AM CDT
This photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 in New York shows a leather bull in Benard Madoff's office in Madoff's penthouse apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – America’s most luxurious crime scene is for sale. The US Marshals Service will auction off Bernie Madoff’s 4,000-square-foot Manhattan penthouse duplex this week, and it gave AP photographers a look inside the premises, which Madoff valued at $7 million. For photos of the swank pad, along with shots of his 8,700-square-foot estate in Palm Beach, which will likewise be sold off soon, click the image gallery to the left.