Welcome to our live coverage of the Bernie Madoff sentencing. Reuters journalists are outside and inside the Manhattan court where the admitted thief will hear his punishment for running Wall Street’s biggest and most brazen investment scheme. Reuters.com’s intern, Franz Strasser, is sending us updates from the scene that you can follow in the live headline box below.

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