Suppose I robbed a bank of $1 million (they don’t usually carry that much cash, but I raided the safe deposit boxes, too.) Later that same day, I reaped as much at another bank. I repeated that every day, all my life, until — oops! — I got caught.
Think I’d be able to make bail? (Hint: my gross take over a 70-year career was around $50bn.) So how come Bernie Madoff is walking around Manhattan?