(From Guardian Unlimited)
Liquidators for the London arm of Bernard Madoff's financial empire are taking steps to seize a valuable vintage Aston Martin sports car belonging to the Wall Street fraudster's brother, Peter.
According to official documents, a Florida bankruptcy court has granted a restraining order on a classic Aston Martin DB 2/4, which, according to liquidators Grant Thornton, was a present from Bernard Madoff to his brother early last year. The order prevents its sale or export.
Grant Thornton believes that Madoff paid $235,000 for the vehicle with money from Madoff Securities International‚ the Mayfair-based unit of his $65bn …