NEW YORK - The brother of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for crimes committed in the shadow of his sibling.
Peter Madoff, 67, agreed to serve the time in prison when he pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy and falsifying the books and records of an investment adviser.
About 40 of the thousands of investors who lost $20 billion they invested with the family's investment business wrote victim impact statements submitted to U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain. Two spoke during the proceeding.
Peter Madoff told the court he was ashamed of his actions. He said he had "tried to atone by pleading guilty and agreed to forfeit all of my present and future assets."