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Bernard Madoff's bounty up for sale
Nearly 500 items seized by US marshals - remnants of the fraudster's once opulent life - are being auctioned off.
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2010 09:21 GMT

Bernie Madoff stole from the rich, not to give to the poor, but to keep his wife in diamonds and furs and himself in velveteen slippers.

The biggest ever fraudster on Wall Street had his initials stitched in gold, which are now going under the hammer in New York.

Madoff's billions of illicit dollars also went on a gold lion ring with rubies for eyes and a diamond for a mouth.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler went to the auction in Brooklyn in New York City to see some of these items for himself.

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