Thanks to Talkingpointsmemo.com for this one.
In case you haven't been to TPM, it seems that before Bernie Madoff's plea, the US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York sent the judge a collection of emails from his victims. (Given that the US Attorney's office knew that the sentencing would not be that day, it's not clear what the purpose of forwarding the emails was.) You can find the cover letter here, with the emails attached.
Now, here's the reason for posting this: go to Page 36 of the document and read the email there.
See, Bernie really isn't all that different from you and me. Well, not in one respect, anyway.