Madoff may cop a plea; where's the justice in that?

As the deadline runs down to Bernie Madoff's arraignment next Thursday, it appears that the alleged Ponzi schemer may be ready to make a deal. Although everyone involved with the case remains tight-lipped, Madoff's actions, as well as those of his prosecutors, suggest that a guilty plea may be imminent.

One has to wonder, however, what rationale law enforcement would have for giving Madoff a more lenient sentence in exchange for admitting guilt.