Madoff Gets House Arrest, Guards "To Prevent Harm Or Flight" Under New Bail Agreement

Facing a growing chorus of angry investors, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff lost his right to leave his home Friday and was ordered to hire private around-the-clock security guards to protect him. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz approved the revised bail conditions after prosecutors sent a letter requesting them earlier in the day. The letter, signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc O. Litt, did not explain why the bail conditions needed to be tightened.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The very rich are always treated differently that most people.

Perhaps the bail conditions were tightened because of death threats by irate investors.

But that Madoff has been ordered to hire his own security guards is a very curious affair.

If they are on his payroll - and he has engineered a way to leave the country, which could actually happen with a little bit of planning and chicanery - they will be loyal to him and his agenda; not that of the court.