In 2010, The United States of America sold Bernie Madoff's former duplex penthouse, where the infamous Ponzi schemer had lived since 1984, for a marked-down $8 million. The buyers were a decidedly more wholesome couple—Patsy Kahn and husband Alfred, the man responsible for bring the Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! television shows to U.S. audiences—but they didn't plan to stay for long, apparently. After a thorough renovation that removed any last vestiges of Madoff-ness (mostly a lot of salmon-colored walls, wood paneling, and sparkly chandeliers) the apartment is back on the market for $17.25 million. The one part of the 4,000-square-foot pad that remains ostensibly unchanged is the part that attracted the Kahns in the first place—the wraparound terrace. "[Alfred] was worried about the karma, but I just loved the terrace," Patsy told the Post in 2010, shortly before the sale closed.
· Owners of disgraced Ponzi king Bernie Madoff duplex are hoping to flip his old lavish NY penthouse for $17M [NYDN]
· Bernie Madoff coverage [Curbed]