Mark Madoff suicide

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Bernie and I Attempted Suicide: Ruth Madoff

She says she and Bernie tried to kill themselves after story broke

(Newser) - Ruth Madoff makes a jarring admission to 60 Minutes, saying she and husband Bernie attempted suicide with pills after his Ponzi scheme unraveled, reports CBS News . "I don't know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening,"... More »

Madoff Boast: I'm Treated Like a Mafia Don

Prison has a 'college campus feel,' says the don

(Newser) - Just call him Don Ponzi. Scammer Bernard Madoff boasted to his daughter-in-law that he's treated "like a Mafia don" at his prison digs in North Carolina with "loads of friends" who "respect" him. "As you can imagine, I am quite the celebrity, and am treated... More »

Madoff's Daughter-in-Law: I'd Spit in His Face

She holds Ponzi schemer responsible for husband's death

(Newser) - The widow of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff's older son, who committed suicide last year, said she'd "spit" on her father-in-law if she ever saw him. Stephanie Madoff Mack said she holds Madoff "fully responsible for killing my husband, and I'd spit in his face."... More »

Ruth Madoff Dumping Bernie

She finally cuts it off after 52 years to reconcile with surviving son

(Newser) - After 52 years of marriage, Bernard Madoff's wife is finally calling it quits. Ruth Madoff, 70, hasn't seen her 73-year-old hubby for more than 8 months, reports the Daily Mail. She's cutting ties with Madoff in an effort to reconcile with her remaining son, Andrew, and her... More »

Madoff to New York: 'I'm a Good Person'

Ponzi schemer reveals how his crimes have destroyed his family

(Newser) - “How could I have done this?" asks convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff in his weekly prison therapy sessions. "I'm a good person." But although Madoff spectacularly betrayed his investors, the betrayal he inflicted on his family was far worse, writes Steve Fishman in a lengthy piece in New ... More »

Ruth Madoff Turned Away From Son's Memorial

It was apparently her punishment for choosing Bernie over boys

(Newser) - Ruth Madoff mourned alone after her son Mark committed suicide , sources tell People. She flew from Florida to Connecticut for the memorial service, but was turned away by Mark’s wife, the New York Post reports. A friend says Ruth’s sons wanted her to choose between them and disgraced... More »

Distraught Madoff Getting 'Back Into the Groove'

But now he's back in the groove

(Newser) - When "Inmate Madoff, report to the chapel" crackled over the intercom last Saturday, "everybody knew"—sort of—says a recent inmate at Madoff's North Carolina lockup. "Every time there's a death of a relative, you have to report to the chapel," the former inmate explained,... More »

Mark Madoff's Widow: Have Pity

Our children are innocent victims, Stephanie Morgan tells press

(Newser) - Mark Madoff's widow has appealed to the public to have some compassion in the wake of her husband's suicide . "Regardless of what you feel about my father-in-law and his monstrous crimes, Mark's children are innocent victims and this is tragic for them," said Stephanie Morgan in her first... More »

No Funeral for Mark Madoff

Ponzi schemer's son to be cremated without service

(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... More »

Ruth Madoff Blames Bernie for Son Mark's Suicide

Family thinks Bernie may not 'survive this'

(Newser) - In Ruth Madoff's eyes, the death of son Mark is all husband Bernie's fault. "Her wrath is aimed at her husband," a Madoff biographer tells the New York Post , citing family friends. He adds that Ruth is "totally disgusted with" Bernie and "thinks this is the... More »

Mark Madoff's Suicide Tightens Screws on Brother

Mark's death won't stop cases against brother Andrew

(Newser) - Bernie Madoff's son Mark may have committed suicide on Saturday but the lawsuits against him and his brother, Andrew, stemming from their father's Ponzi scheme are alive and well. Andrew Madoff, now Bernard Madoff's only surviving son, had the same responsibilities as his brother at the family firm, and is... More »

Not Going to Mark Madoff's Funeral: Bernie

Prison rules say dad's ineligible for furlough

(Newser) - Mark Madoff might not have wanted his notorious father at his funeral anyway, but Bernie Madoff will likely be barred from attending, the New York Post reports. The North Carolina prison’s Inmate Handbook says prisoners can have supervised furloughs for immediate family members’ funerals only if they’ve got... More »

Mark Madoff Hadn't Spoken to His Father in 2 Years

Friends say he couldn't move on after Ponzi revelations

(Newser) - Mark Madoff, the son of Ponzi schemer Bernie who killed himself this morning, hadn't spoken to his father in two years, friends tell the Wall Street Journal . Brother Andrew hasn't either, but Mark seemed to have more difficulty than Andrew in trying to get beyond their father's fraud case. He... More »

Bernie Madoff Son Hangs Himself

Mark Madoff had been left 'unalterably bitter' by sins of the father

(Newser) - The 46-year-old son of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff has been found hanging in an apparent suicide in his SoHo apartment, reports the New York Post. Mark Madoff, who sources recently told the Wall Street Journal was left "unalterably bitter" by his father's crimes, hadn't faced criminal charges to date,... More »

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