Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dead in prison

Bernie Madoff leaves federal court in downtown Manhattan after a hearing, March 11, 2009. (Photo: NYTimes)
Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind the worst financial scam in history, has died in prison at age 82, US media reported Tuesday.

Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 for running a pyramid-style scheme that defrauded tens of thousands of people around the world.اضافة اعلان

The scheme was estimated to be worth anywhere between $25 billion and $63 billion.