• 09 Dec 2013 at 3:23 PM

Bernie Madoff Has Regrets

Actually, regret, singular. And it’s not that he ruined countless people’s lives, or that he’s going to die in prison, or even that no one cares about the so-called “Legitimate Years.” It’s that he didn’t have a right mind to march into the offices of the Wall Street Journal, scream “You call this a stipple portrait?” and demand a retraction.

In 1992, when the Wall Street Journal ran an article about Bernie Madoff and another firm being investigated by the feds, his greatest worry wasn’t the recent probe. It was that his stipple portrait in the newspaper made his cheeks look chubby, a witness said Wednesday in the fraud trial of five former Madoff employees. “There was a caricature picture of Bernie, like a cartoon picture of Bernie, in the article,” testified Frank Dipascali, who worked with Madoff for decades. “His biggest concern was that the caricature didn’t look like him. ‘It makes my cheeks look too big,’ he said. He didn’t like the way he looked.”

Decades-old Wall Street Journal article on Bernie Madoff drew misleading portrait [NYDN]

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  1. Posted by guest | December 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    and the jowels (sp?) my god the jowels (sp?).

  2. Posted by Guest | December 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    My only regret is that he isn't a maximum security penitentiary getting his cheeks pinched daily in the shower by a inmate named Baby Arm.

    -Madoff investor

  3. Posted by Tyrone Moustache | December 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    The family jowls.

  4. Posted by Lisa | December 11, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    In my opinion this man should have a lot of regrets. His investments left a lot of people without – hopefully he will find his justice.

  5. Posted by Doris Welch | February 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Jeroff better "have regrets" for gods sake. And didn't his son end up killing himself over the whole thing? Way to go father of the year.