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Madoff’s victims reflect on his death: ‘Today ought to be declared a Jewish holiday’

FILE - Bernard Madoff exits Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in New York. Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died early Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in a federal prison, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File) (AP)
Jim Coppersmith, the former president and general manager of WCVB-Channel 5 in Boston, didn’t hold back upon hearing about the death of Bernie Madoff, the New York financier who fleeced victims of his Ponzi scheme out of billions of dollars. “Today ought to be declared a Jewish holiday,” said Coppersmith. Bernard J. Madoff’s security swindle…

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