CNN Beijing Correspondent
While Bernie Madoff sits behind bars, contemplating life in prison perhaps he should consider himself lucky.
State media in China is reporting Thursday that Gao Qiuhe has been sentenced to death for a swindle which fraudulently promised high returns.
How much did Gao get away with? Just $17 million – spare change in the world of Madoff.
She was arrested in 2007, and when she couldn't give back the money, she was sentenced to death last week and all her assets were confiscated.
And this might be something for the Madoff family to consider – Gao's son, Bao Jianshu was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping his mother.
Filed under: John Vause
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