Madoff’s Son Found Dead in NYC Apartment
(Reuters) - Mark Madoff, the elder son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, was found hanged in his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide, police and his lawyer said on Saturday.
Mark Madoff, 46, was found dead on the two-year anniversary of the arrest of his father. Bernard Madoff is now serving 150 years in prison after confessing to running a decades-long Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of billions.
“Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy,” Martin Flumenbaum, a lawyer for Mark Madoff and his younger brother, Andrew, said in a statement. “Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo.”
Regardless of how you feel about Bernie Madoff or his family, I still find this to be tragic and unnecessary. May he rest in peace.