His sentence marks the end of a six-year prosecution saga.
A total of 15 people have been convicted for their parts in the Ponzi - pyramid - scheme orchestrated by Madoff that defrauded investors out of billions of dollars.
Madoff's fraud emerged in 2008. What was thought to be a fund worth $68bn turned out to be all but worthless having been paid as fake profit or stolen by Madoff and his associates.
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