And so it ended. Just like that. A six-word email that came across our desks at 11:15am:
“Madoff has been remanded to jail.”
There comes a time in many crime stories when the word “alleged” disappears. That’s what happened before lunch today in the Bernard Madoff case. He is no longer the “alleged” mastermind of a Ponzi scheme. He ran it. He admits it. No 'alleged.'
Here's what went down in court - as described in another email by our producers in court: