Want to walk in Bernie Madoff’s shoes?

October 20, 2010, 7:05 PM UTC

No, we’re not talking about an overnight in federal lockup. These are Bernie’s actual shoes, or at least his slippers.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service next month will auction off more than 400 pieces of personal property from Bernie and Ruth Madoff, via both a live and online process. Among the available items:

  • A diamond engagement ring (10.54 carats!)
  • A Steinway & Sons grand piano (don’t worry, bench is included)
  • One pair of velveteen slippers, embroidered with “BLM”

The U.S. Marshals have not yet made the entire inventory publicly available, nor have they suggested asking prices (keep checking back here). A media preview takes place on November 10, while a public preview is two days later.

All proceeds will go to compensate the victims of Madoff’s massive fraud…