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Weak end at Bernie’s: Reform withers six years after massive Madoff fraud

Six years ago on Thursday, Bernard Madoff was arrested over the longest, largest and arguably one of the most brazen financial scams in history. By the time investigators caught up with him, the silver-haired fraudster had bilked investors to the tune of $65 billion. Madoff is now behind bars, serving out what he can of a 150-year sentence. Meanwhile, efforts to make sure others can’t repeat his crime have similarly languished. In the years since his indictment, legislation to protect Main Street investors’ savings and retirement accounts has failed to move through Congress. More on Aljazeera here.

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