Congo Con Joins Madoff Victims' Chorus ... Sorta

Standard 'foreign investment' scam email made it past US Attorney's office
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
Congo Con Joins Madoff Victims' Chorus ... Sorta
David Friehling, disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant, leaves federal court in New York, March 18, 2009.   (AP Photo)

The federal prosecutors collecting testimonials from victims of Bernard Madoff for the judge slated to sentence him don’t appear to have been too discerning, Josh Marshall reports for Talking Points Memo, after a standard-issue “African businessman” spam email made it into the pile. And though the promised $3.5 million would no doubt thrill many bilked investors, “you do sort of wonder what level of vetting was applied to these emails or who some of those people even are,” Marshall writes. (More Bernard Madoff stories.)

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