“A few sentimental personal items”

Those were the words of lawyers for Bernard Madoff about his sending through the mail to relatives and intimates — thus potentially spiriting away from the victims of his fraud — what turned out an estimated $1 million in jewelry and gem-encrusted watches. Eartha Kitt should have lived just a few more weeks to see it:

In retrospect, you do wonder whether she may have been getting at something with that mention of an “old-fashioned fence”.

(& welcome Andrew Sullivan readers).

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