Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bernie in Hell!

This Madoff guy made off with $50 billion of other folks money. There has to be some karma which will make him pay for the untold suffering he has caused so many! Till that bit of good news comes our way, we can enjoy seeing folks depict him as the devil ... even if it is on a habanero sauce bottle.

A New York artist has come up with a novel way to scorn the disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff: a bottle of hot habenero sauce called "Bernie in hell". Bottles of the sauce, available for sale at $10 each on Mr Gardega's website, bear a photograph of the financier with horns on his head and dollar signs for eyes. Underneath is the slogan "You're Gonna" over some flames and the words "Bernie in Hell". More text on the bottle reads, "You can take the money but can you take... the heat?!!!"

A string of high-profile names have emerged as victims of the alleged fraudster, including pioneer hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt, Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon and Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.

Mr Madoff, who spent Christmas under nightly house arrest after failing to find the four people needed to guarantee his $10m bail, was charged last month by federal prosecutors with directing an alleged Ponzi scheme through his New York investment firm. His lawyer, Ira Sorkin, has said Mr Madoff's company is co-operating with the government.

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