Mark Madoff will take much of what he did or didn't know about his father's Ponzi scheme with...


Mark Madoff will take much of what he did or didn't know about his father's Ponzi scheme with him to the grave, dead in an apparent suicide on the two-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff's confession. Friends say Mark couldn't get over the fraud, of which he claimed complete ignorance.

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  • inthemoney
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    It looks like he was the one with consience in the family, and now he is the one dead, sad.
    11 Dec 2010, 08:26 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    I heard this on the radio and the whole "apparent" part of it makes me suspicious.

     

    Additionally, didn't Picard go after him today?
    11 Dec 2010, 08:40 PM Reply Like
  • inthemoney
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    He did the right thing - turned his dad in. And now he is continually dragged through the courts because he is an easy target. I'd definitely feel resentful in his place. People (even good ones) can be very cruel when money or power is involved.
    11 Dec 2010, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • Marc Dee
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    I did not think as much of that scandel lately but still when I heard that the son was dead I was saddened. That sort of suprised me because I was quite angered at the whole family. The reality is I don't know if the son's were in on it. I do suspect the wife culpable or else drove the old man nuts. RIP
    11 Dec 2010, 09:04 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    This could prove to be the worst possible punishment of Bernie, knowing that he is responsible for this.
    12 Dec 2010, 07:35 AM Reply Like
  • Jerry D
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    Similar to Calvi at the Black Friar's bridge in 1982
    12 Dec 2010, 08:28 AM Reply Like
  • Scootger
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    People do not kill themselves when they are innocent. They kill themselves when they are Guilty. The man knew everything. Now he is most likely letting his family collect a large life insurance policy as there is zero chance of employment for him in the future. Maybe Greed is not so good Gordon.
    12 Dec 2010, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    Insurance policies do not pay out in the event of suicides. There will be no payday for his family.
    12 Dec 2010, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • JimmyUSA
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    most/all insurance policies have a clause... the policy is voided if suicide within two years. otherwise, afterward two years the policy will be paid no matter the cause of death. google on it if you have doubt.
    12 Dec 2010, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • inthemoney
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    > People do not kill themselves when they are innocent.
    Wow, you are so wrong. Plenty of innocent people commit suicide becuse they want escape from reality.
    Criminals actually rarely do it because they have no regrets or morals, they don't care what everybody thinks.
    12 Dec 2010, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • bpmf
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    If we can believe Mark, that he really didn't know anything, perhaps Bernie thought he was protecting his sons? Consider that.
    He thought he was doing Mark a favor by keeping him in the dark.
    How thoughtful and caring of him!
    But after Bernie was caught, no one would believe Mark and he was tormented everyday by the victims and the suspicious while Bernie sits in jail and doesn't have to deal with any of it.
    12 Dec 2010, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • Asset Design Center
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    It's it something that many rich people can't handle a failure? I'm having a hard time getting a job too and my past is slightly colored. No, my name is not Mudd or Madoff, but come on, we can recover from any failure.

     

    If I had the millions he had, I'd just leave the country. I'm sad to say that I laugh when rich people fall and oft themselves. They had everything and still couldn't figure it out. Us poor schmucks endure to the end.
    12 Dec 2010, 01:11 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Morgan
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    This is to show that some people can't handle pressure...
    12 Dec 2010, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • D. McHattie
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    These are the wages of sin.
    12 Dec 2010, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • User 281898
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    Bernie is finally punished. Must be beyond terrible to lose a child, especially if it's indirectly due to your actions and not your sons. Justice is served.
    12 Dec 2010, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • rick flair
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    next in line to hopefully 'get it' is the skmbg beeyotch from austria, who launderd all the stolen russian money by her skmbg relatives....hopefully she has the integrity of mark,and removes herself. hopefully putin makes the rest of that tribe rot in some prisons for a 5 or 6 decades.
    12 Dec 2010, 05:41 PM Reply Like
  • rick flair
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    in the fullness of time, you will begin to understand why putin did what he did, and the dimwitz in the west finally clue in.
    12 Dec 2010, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • ralph sekulski
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    IF YOU CANT DO THE TIME, DONT DO THE CRIME...........no sympathy.
    12 Dec 2010, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • e_blastman
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    the best that can come of this is that Bernie takes his sons lead and also does himself in. i would love to read that in the headlines.
    13 Dec 2010, 02:33 AM Reply Like
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