|In late 2010, two years after he was first arrested for an $ 18 billion Ponzi scheme, Madoff possessions hit the auction market.|
Thousands of belongings from his New York City penthouse, including his used shoes, went on the auction block.
|An anonymous bidder paid $550,000, for a 10.5-carat diamond engagement ring that belonged to Madoff's wife, Ruth.|
Ruth Madoff's French diamond earrings fetched the next highest price. They went for $135,000.
|Madoff's 4,000-square-foot duplex Manhattan penthouse sold for $8m, and a 8,750-square-foot home in Palm Beach $7.4m. Madoff's Montauk beach home sold for $9.4m|
|Morrell Wine Auctions auctioned off 262 bottles of wine and liquor that had been seized by federal authorities from Madoff's mansion in Palm Beach.|
The collection sold for over $41,500.
|While Bernard Madoff serves a 150-year prison term in South Carolina, five former employees were found guilty of conspiracy on Monday, March 24 2014. A jury ruled they had for years helped conceal his massive Ponzi scheme.|
The verdicts are the first jury convictions since Madoff’s $20bn scam was exposed six years ago, and come after a trial that lasted nearly six months. One defendant, Annette Bongiorno, worked for Madoff for 40 years as his secretary and at one point had as much as $50m in her accounts. Bongiorno, 65, had multi-million dollar homes in Long Island and Florida and drives a Mercedes worth $100,000.