Of course Bernie Madoff will be in jail the rest of his life, but for formality’s sake, they ask the victims to submit letter ahead of sentencing. You know, sob-stories and such.
Well somehow, the following letter slipped into the submissions. And the Attorney’s office actually submitted it to the judge.
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 6:38 PM
Subject: REPLY ME
My Name is Mr. [redacted] but my origin is from Republic of Congo. I have an inherited fund I want to invest in a business in your country with a help of a local. I don’t know about what business but I found it wise to invest the funds in your country with your collaboration with me.
Ever since I move to Dubai due to the problem in my country, I have not been able to invest the funds in Dubai due to security reasons. Now I am seeking foreign assistance to transfer the funds in your country based on the news of their development.
If you can assist, I am willing to give you 10% of the funds that is US$3.5Million. You will understand that my entire life and future depend on this money and I shall be very grateful if you can assist me. The major thing I demand from you is the absolute assurance that the funds will be safe and you will not sit on it when it is transferred into your account.
I will be willing to coming to your country once everything has been done and the funds are in your bank to discuss on lucrative investment in your country.
I hope to hear from you so that we might get to talk better on this issue. Please do give me your contact information in order for me to call you ASAP.
If this email offends your moral value, do accept my apology.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Here’s the full collection of letters (.pdf) and here’s an image of the scam letter, on page 36: