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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.