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Kennedy: No early release for Madoff, Stanford

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 15:07:00-04

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has asked the AG to deny any early release for fraudsters Robert Allen Stanford and Bernie Madoff.

Kennedy, R-LA., sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr last week, in response to the AG's decision to order the early release for high-risk federal inmates serving sentences for non-violent crimes.

“Our efforts should be focused on protecting those who protected us: our parents, grandparents, and military veterans who led crime-free lives. Criminals such as Stanford and Madoff who preyed on the elderly should be the last ones to benefit from the change in circumstances COVID-19 has caused. . . . I respectfully urge you to deny any request for early release made by Robert Allen Stanford, Bernie Madoff, and others who chose to devastate innocent Americans with their fraudulent schemes,” wrote Kennedy.

Kennedy also requested that the Justice Department publish on its website key information regarding every inmate who is released under the orders developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's the Senator's full letter: