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Victims want 'life sentence'

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Bernard Madoff is to be sentenced on Monday for masterminding the biggest con the world has seen.

It lasted for decades, netted billions of dollars and ruined thousands of lives.

Victims of the 71-year-old fraudster, Cindy and Richard Friedman, are expecting to see Mr Madoff sentenced for life over the $50bn (£35bn) investment scam.

The couple, who believe there is more than one person responsible for the scam, have given victim statements to the court and say the scam was a "travesty".

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