Eliot Spitzer Among Victims of Madoff

Disgraced governor jokes about who's been worse for Jews
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2008 10:15 AM CST
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, and James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., attend a news conference in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Eliot Spitzer’s family real estate firm was one of many Jewish businesses fleeced by Bernard Madoff, the disgraced governor confirmed at the recent Slate holiday mixer. Spitzer said he hadn’t met Madoff personally and wasn’t into “the Palm Beach scene.” One journalist joked that Madoff “was worse for the Jews than anyone since David Berkowitz.” Spitzer replied, “Well, I was New York’s second Jewish governor, and look what I did.”