Madoff Judge Heading To 2nd Circ.: Sen. Schumer

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 6:45 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, who handed Bernard L. Madoff the maximum penalty of 150 years in prison for masterminding a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, has been tapped for a place on the federal appeals court in New York, a spokesman for Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has confirmed.

Brian Fallon confirmed Thursday the Obama administration's planned nomination of Judge Chin to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which Justice Sonia Sotomayor departed when she was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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