The judge tasked with sentencing alleged fraudster Madoff has received more than 100 letters from angry victims of the $65bn scam.
Over 100 former clients of Bernard Madoff who lost money in a Ponzi scheme have written to New York District Judge, Denny Chin ahead of sentencing, branding Madoff a "monster," with some comparing his crimes to murder, according to the BBC.
The disgraced financier faces a federal court in New York and up to 150 years in prison if found guilty of operating what could be the biggest fraud in US history.
In March, he pleaded guilty to 11 charges that he masterminded a $50bn investment pyramid scheme.
Some victims urged the judge to sentence Madoff to life at a hearing scheduled for 29 June, while others branded him "a thief" and "a psychopathic, lying egomaniac".
Steve Norton, who lost $1.1m in retirement money, says: Please don't let his brilliant criminal mind loose to do it again. He took the rest of our lives. Don't give him his back."
Judith Welling of New York says Madoff should be put "in a prison commensurate with his crimes, i.e. with other convicted murderers, for that is the ultimate result of his crimes".
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