One simple fact is that no ordinary human being can spend $55 or $177 billion. Another fact is that CIA/NSA track every dime worldwide.
Is it time to loose CIA/NSA on Bernie Madoff? Recover everything they can find.
Bernie Madoff lived in a $7,000,000 apartment and appears to have spent $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 a year. He and his wife do not own a large yacht, a jetliner, worldwide residences, or exotic automobiles.
Where's the Madoff beef ?
Accounts in Switzerland and Africa in the name of a deceased, Norman Levy, and Picower Foundation have $10 billion. "Everything Madoff says is a lie, and we can't count on his statements or his books." -- Federal prosecutors.
Is it time for a Presidential Directive to take down the barriers against using CIA/NSA transaction tracking capabilities?
After all, the Madoff fraud is a once a century scam.