Closing Arguments: Bernie Speaks Behind Bars

By David Schoetz

Jul 28, 2009 11:31pm

In a first prison interview today with an attorney in North Carolina, a reportedly buff-looking Bernie Madoff said he could not believe his massive Ponzi scheme succeeded for so many years. Madoff allegedly said, "There were several times that I met with the SEC and thought 'They got me,'" according to a San Francisco lawyer who met with Madoff for more than four hours on behalf of victims of the scam. So tonight we ask: Does Madoff's apparent surprise indicate the incompetence of the SEC or his own expertise as a fraud? Tell us what you think. You can follow "Nightline" anytime on Twitter:

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