Skip to comments.Madoffs Tried to Commit Suicide, Wife Says
Posted on 10/26/2011 5:36:34 PM PDT by TigerLikesRoosterEdited on 10/26/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
On Christmas Eve 2008, two weeks after Bernard L. Madoff confessed to running history’s largest Ponzi scheme, he and his wife, Ruth, attempted suicide in their Manhattan penthouse.
Mrs. Madoff said in an interview with The New York Times: “I don’t know whose idea it was, but we were both so saddened by everything that had happened. It was unthinkable to me: hate mail, phone calls, lawyers.”
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Losers...couldn’t even pull it off successfully.
Hey, if at first you don’t succeed...
Tries don’t count.
Do not believe it.
Yeah, wasn’t it Advil?
I hope, though, that they do not pull anything like the ugly spectacle of PR campaign that parents of Lori Berenson(accomplice to bombing plot by communist guerrilla Tupac Amaru) pulled years ago before her final conviction. Whirlwind interviews and tours around Peru were prominently featured in morning news shows such as "Good Morning America," and "Today," IIRC. That was despicable.
Mrs. Madoff said in an interview with The New York Times: I dont know whose idea it was, but we were both so saddened by everything that had happened. It was unthinkable to me: hate mail, phone calls, lawyers.
They were victims, don't you see?
What did they do, gorge themselves with cheese blintzes?
The article states, “I don’t know how I felt about him waking up”. Okay then...
God forgive me. Penthouse? Why didn’t they jump?
I don’t think there’s any reason to direct vitriol towards this poor, broken woman or her shattered family. Bernard Madoff will die in prison, haunted by his memories. Their family name will be stained for generations. They’ve suffered enough.
We should do the Christian thing, which is to be charitable and forgiving. Life goes on, after all, and in the end, their crimes, though massive in scale, were simply about money. Bernie Madoff isn’t the first person in history to do something terrible because of greed, and he certainly won’t be the last. What is certain though, is that every night he goes to bed surrounded by prison walls with only his own thoughts to keep him company. I’m sure that there isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t wish he could take it all back and that his son was still alive.
We should pity him, not hate him.
(But for the record, I’m completely appalled that the surviving son is trying to prostitute his family’s shame for profit through a book.)
Wonder if poor old Bernie will be pardoned by Obama. . . anythings possible.
Where’s Jack Kevorkian when you need him? Oh....wait...he’s dead.
Two peas in a pod.
At least they tried
Perhaps next time they could try a little harder.
But does it matter. In modern Leftism your judged the positions you take on the issues that count, not your actual behavior.
The Madoffs are now on record saying they had serious intentions and tried to commit suicide, which in the eyes of the Left just as good as actually succeeding.
We have destroyed the lives and vastly increased the poverty of the souls of untold millions of people all in the name of eliminating material poverty so what's the big deal anyway
The victims who, you better believe, were in, wink-wink-nudge-nudge, on the 10% returns per annum, are getting, I’ve read, 70 cents on the dollar they put in, while Bernie rots in prison. Not bad, huh?
Yeah, right. On Christmas Eve, oy vey.
We should do the Christian thing, which is to be charitable and forgiving. Life goes on, after all, and in the end, their crimes, though massive in scale, were simply about money. Bernie Madoff isnt the first person in history to do something terrible because of greed, and he certainly wont be the last. What is certain though, is that every night he goes to bed surrounded by prison walls with only his own thoughts to keep him company. Im sure that there isnt a day that goes by that he doesnt wish he could take it all back and that his son was still alive.
We should pity him, not hate him.
(But for the record, Im completely appalled that the surviving son is trying to prostitute his familys shame for profit through a book.)
You collectivist shills just cannot keep from using that word, can you?
Combined, of course, with your interpretation of Christianity.
"Just money"? No. Lives - thousands of lives were immensely harmed, some even destroyed.
Go organize some ants, you mind-screwing creep.
And that's okay, after all, it's diversity of opinion that makes the world such an interesting place to live in.
Although, as a libertarian I do take issue with being characterized as a collectivist, but sticks and stones, right?
Yes, lives were destroyed. "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (King James Bible, Tim. 6:10)
Greed is as old as time, and countless lives have been undone by that particular sin. For those who lost everything to Madoff's greed (and in many cases, their own) I have compassion and I know that the devastation they have experienced cannot be undone. He should be held accountable for those crimes, and he has been. He's going to die in prison and his son hung himself. What more would you do to the man? What else could one possibly take away from him?
He committed crimes, and he is paying the price for his evil acts. Justice has been served in this world, and as for justice in the next world, well, that belongs to God.
My point was that there is no more reason to hate him, or wish him ill. His family has been ruined, his son committed suicide, their name will live in infamy.
Enough is enough. To wish more on them is to simply wish for vengeance, and irregardless of one's particular interpretation of the Good Book, there are some teachings that to me at least, seem rather unambiguous.
"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (King James Bible, Rom. 12:19)
Madoff’s wife is no victim. According to this she may get to keep $82 million of what he stole from his victims.
If this woman was righteous instead of greedy she would have committed suicide and willed the $82 Million that her crooked husband stole to charity. I believe that she and her family were involved with this action. No way could such a scam be kept under wraps within the family.
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