Bernie Madoff got nervous every time SEC investigators came around, but he shouldn't have: A new book claims the regulators were so green they were awestruck by Madoff—and even asked about job openings and dropped off resumes, the New York Post reports. “They’d send kids. I think it was their first job out of school,” a secretary for the firm tells Andrew Kirtzman in his book, Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff.
“No wonder they never found anything,” she continues. “They would say, ‘Can we get jobs—can we give you our resumes?’ We’d say, ‘Send them through to our offices.’” When one showed up years later after Madoff’s arrest, she told him, “If you had done your [bleep]ing job in the first place, we wouldn’t be in this position now!”