Skip to comments.Madoff son found dead in NYC in apparent suicide
Posted on 12/11/2010 10:09:12 AM PST by ColdOne
NEW YORK The eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday after two years of "unrelenting pressure
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What did his son have to do with it?
Hope the dog didn’t get loose..hate to see an innocent dog run over or something.
He should have moved away.
Yikes, that’s to bad. Wouldn’t wish it on anybody.
Couldn’t live with the sins of his father? How sad for his family.
As far as I can tell nothing. But, the pressure must have gotten to him. It’s to bad, what the old man did has effected in a terrible way 1000’s of people. Was it worth it all Madoff??? Look what your steeling has done. This really makes me sick to my stomach.
I would imagine he just couldn't take any more pressure. Authorities threatening to arrest him because he should have known about the scam earlier. Tort lawyers suing him in hopes of getting in on the action. Friends who were his father's victims lamenting the loss of their life savings.
Still, suicide is not the answer.
His 2-year-old son was sleeping in the next bedroom, the officials said.
“His two year old son was sleeping in the next room”
The problem with hanging is you have a few minutes to reconsider your decision while you strangle.
The article indicates some level of involvement/knowledge/benefit from the Ponzi scheme that brought down Daddy. He was likely “helping” Daddy.
He turned him in....
He was in business with his father and in legal trouble too - being sued.
Don’t know if we’ll ever know how much he really knew and for how long long before he supposedly blew the whistle.
(gotta wonder about the symbolism using a dog leash)
Just wow——imagine all that weight on Bernie himself and now his son off’s himself. Bernie gets what he deserves but he is still human and I can’t imagine he has much will to live at this point and after this personal family tragedy.
Lord have mercy on them all and the victims most especially.
I agree. Possibly the grief of a son, thinking his father was the greatest person in the world. To only find out the old man had ruined countless number of peoples lives. The guilt, even though he himself had done nothing wrong, you always have those thoughts of, I should have known. And the grief, I can’t imagine.
My friend, a midwest kid right out of school, went to work as an accountant for a big name sports financial manager in San Diego. This guy was doing similar things that Madoff did and basically stole the life savings of many sports stars (some of whom you know). People like that are very careful and very smart, making sure accounts are secret and apart from the legal business, etc. When my friend caught wind that something wasn’t right, he turned his boss in and the ensuing fallout was horrible. Big news in San Diego in the mid 1990’s.
Well, for years my friend was battling lawsuits against him accusing him somehow of being involved. What usually happens is that the employees benefit from the largesse of the employer. Big bonuses, trips, etc. The victims want to believe the employees knew, but a lot of times they don’t. Naive? Perhaps. But instead of being treated as a hero, which he was, his life was ruined for several years. He had nothing.
I’m happy to report that his life is good, married, different line of work and happy.
“Dont know if well ever know how much he really knew ...”
It may have been he knew TOO MUCH and that is why he was suicided. Would you leave yourself for your children to find?