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
Madoff Liked Them Gorgeous, Blond, and Young
In this March 10, 2009 file photo, Bernard Madoff exits Manhattan federal court in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, file)

(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.” (Read more Bernard Madoff stories.)

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