WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will give $100,000 in donations received from Bernie Madoff to the victims of his multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, a DSCC spokesman confirmed Friday.
DSCC spokesman Eric Schultz said the organization is giving the money to a trust established for Madoff's victims.
"It was under review. Now that the review is completed, we've decided to give the money to the trustee for distribution to the victims," Schultz said.
Madoff and his wife, Ruth, had contributed $238,200 to political candidates since 1991, with 88 percent of that money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind gave four separate contributions of $25,000 to the DSCC from 2005 to 2008.