US Attorney mistakes 419 letter for a submission from a Madoff victim

Destiny sez, "The U.S. Attorney's office submitted e-mails they'd received from Bernie Madoff's victims to the judge handling Madoff's sentencing.

And one of the emails that somehow ended up in the pile was the classic text of the 'Nigerian scam' email.
The U.S. Attorneys office mistook it for a real email from one of Madoff's victims — and submitted it to his sentencing judge!"

My Name is Mr. [redacted] but my origin is from Republic of Congo. I have an inherited fund I want to invest in a business in your country with a help of a local. I don't know about what business but I found it wise to invest the funds in your country with your collaboration with me….

Wow, I Needed That

(Thanks, Destiny!)