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Bernie Madoff's Mini-Booze Turns Nice Little Profit

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The wine and alcohol collection amassed by Madoff was auctioned off Wednesday, fetching staggering prices for rather mundane lots. The proceeds will go to victims of his decades-long fraud. Some examples: Four airline-size bottles of alcohol (Smirnoff vodka, Bombay gin and Grand Marnier liqueur): sold for $300 (Estimated value: $10 to $20). [WSJ, earlier]