Madoff Liked Them Gorgeous, Blond, and Young

Secretaries were paid off to be discreet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2009 9:03 AM CDT
In this March 10, 2009 file photo, Bernard Madoff exits Manhattan federal court in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, file)
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(Newser) – Bernie Madoff practically had his own harem, and former mistresses were often paid off—to the tune of $250,000 in one case—to keep quiet, the New York Post reports in a look at the latest Madoff book. “He started having affairs all over the place,” one insider tells Jerry Oppenheimer in Madoff With the Money. A former employee recalls, “They were gorgeous. They were blond. They were young. They were like baby Ruths—the same type as Ruth, with the same hair color and eye color.”