Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff recently called New York reporter Steve Fishman collect, from prison. Berns had rebuffed Fishman’s previous attempts to chat but apparently had been feeling like there were a few things he wanted to get off his chest and in print, for all the haters to see. Lately, you see, the Ponzi Master is feeling a bit misunderstood. Angry. Cheated. He takes the blame for what he did (though he thinks the banks that enabled him should take a little themselves) and admits that Ruth is pretty ticked off with him of late. That’s not what’s getting his goat though. What he’s feeling miffed about these days is the fact that okay, yes, he ran a multi-billion dollar scam that had some pretty serious consequences. Fine. But what about all those years he was doing things by the book? People rightfully thought he was pretty great then but do we ever hear about that? No! All we hear is monster this and criminal that. What gives? Read more »

Hint: he calls Libya home and recently vowed to “fight to the death” anyone questioning his leadership skills. Read more »

Which is why the document, last signed November 1, 2007, names Bernie Madoff as a co-executor of his late son’s a estate, a role Bernie’s been unable to fulfill given his current situation. [NYP]

Or anyone interested in taking a gamble on Madoff victim payouts. Consider the following route. Read more »

A New York lawyer who said he paid his ex-wife $2.7 million of the purported value of his account with Bernard Madoff can sue her to revise their 2006 agreement because of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, an appeals court ruled. [Bloomberg]

  • 13 Dec 2010 at 1:08 PM

Ruth Madoff Blames Bernie For Son’s Death

Need a little Monday afternoon depression? Here’s some, courtesy of the Madoff family, re: this weekend’s news. Read more »

And it’ll take $6 billion, in non-consecutive, unmarked bills to make this allegation go away. Read more »

According to the SEC that may have been the case for the two gals arrested today (JoAnn Crupi and Annette Bongiorno) in connection with the scam, who apparently did more than just schedule hand job appointments. Read more »