Madoff should devote his life to helping prosecutors recoup $170 billion


New York Judge Denny Chin gave Bernie Madoff a sentence of 150 years in prison. Chin argued that Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil and lasted 20 years.

Madoff's statement after listening to some of his victims sounded contrite. It remains to be seen where Madoff will spend the rest of his life. But if he wants to help, he could provide prosecutors what they need to recoup the $170 billion he stole.