Name: Denny Chin
Hails from: Born in Hong Kong, raised in New York City
Occupation: U.S. District Court Judge
Before his sentencing Monday for committing $65 billion in fraud in the largest Ponzi scheme ever, Bernard Madoff told his victims in court, “I live in a tormented state for all the pain and suffering I created. I left a legacy of shame. It is something I will live with for the rest of my life.” While Judge Denny Chin, who presided over the case, had reportedly been “unfailingly courteous, and almost solicitous” toward Madoff throughout the trial, Chin still handed him the maximum sentence of 150 years in prison for his crimes. He also called these crimes “extraordinary evil.”
Under normal circumstances, we might say this was a case of Hardass Asian Sentencing, but in Madoff’s case, is there such a thing?
Filed under: Bernard Madoff, Bernie Madoff, Denny Chin, Disgrews, Fraud, Hardass Asian Judges, Judge Denny Chin, New York Stories, Ponzi Schemes, Stealing From Your Own People, The Honorable Denny Chin
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