Federal officials say they have now recovered 81% of the money stolen.READ MORE: Protesters Attempt To Storm Entrance Of Barclays Center Over Nets' Refusal To Allow Kyrie Irving To Play Due To NYC Vaccine Mandate
Thirty-one thousand people lost money in Madoff’s financial fraud, one of the biggest in history.READ MORE: NYPD: Knife Fight Spills Into Midtown Pizzeria, 2 Taken Into Custody
In 2009, Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison. He died behind bars in April.MORE NEWS: With Less Than A Week Before NYC's Deadline, Municipal Workers Hold Anti-Vaccine Mandate Rally On Staten Island
So far, $3.7 billion has been distributed to victims.