In response to this morning's report that Rick/Richard Stahl, one of two former Madoff traders suing Bernie's sons Andy and Mark for $1.34 million in deferred compensation, and the description of Stahl as "a real hot head who always tried to physically intimidate people in the work place," another ex-employee writes:
This couldn't be further from the truth. I was a Madoff trader who traded alongside Rick for 3 years. He never, ever, used his size (which isn't that big to begin with) to threaten anybody. Rick was/is a great trader and was both well respected and well liked on the trading floor.