Monday, March 23, 2009
I Can Haaz a Maddoff Emailz Pleez?
The Bernie Maddoff trial is wrapping up, and the prosecutors decided to give the judge a collection of emails from Maddoff's victims to give the crime a more personal price. Not a terrible idea, in of itself.
However, if you're going to do it, you probably want to have someone with a modicrum of common sense screen the emails. Via TPM, one of the emails the prosecutors submitted was from a very rich Congonese national who fled from Africa to Dubai and who's looking for a safe place to store his millions while he makes his way to America. If you would be so kind as to wire him your account numbers so he can make the deposit, he'd be ever so grateful.
Some poor staffer is about to (deservedly) get an extremely unpleasant phone call from his or her boss.