No Funeral for Mark Madoff

Ponzi schemer's son to be cremated without service

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 15, 2010 5:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Bernard Madoff's elder son will be cremated with no viewing and no funeral service, sources tell the New York Post. The body of Mark Madoff—who hanged himself on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father's arrest—was claimed by a funeral director on behalf of his family yesterday. His father, who is serving a 150-year sentence for running the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, had already said he wouldn't seek permission to attend his son's funeral. Click for more.

Mark Madoff, 46, leaves behind four children, ages 18, 16, 4 and 2, and his wife.   (AP Photo/Security Traders Association of New York, Kimberly Unger)
Flowers are delivered to a funeral home where the body of Mark Madoff was claimed by a funeral director on behalf of his family yesterday.   (AP Photo/Byline Withheld)
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