Skip to comments.Bernie Madoff Could Be Barred From Son's Funeral
Posted on 12/12/2010 12:41:40 PM PST by ColdOne
Bernie Madoff could be barred from attending his son Mark's funeral, according to rules at the North Carolina prison where he's serving his 150-year sentence, the New York Post reported Sunday.
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OF course you can murder someone in NC and be back out on the street in a couple of years.
Let him go...maybe there’s another Lee Harvey Oswald out there...
life's a b!tch ain't it Boiny.
The way I see it, his son would have to live to about 190 for Bernie to be able to attend his funeral if he serves his full sentence.
The guy is in prison for crying out loud, he should have thought of such things like attending funeral before he broke the law.
The language is biased. Shouldn’t it be more like “Government doesn’t have funds to take prisoner Madoff on guarded trip to son’s funeral.”
Alas, why spend the money to lock them up in the first place.
Coo Hand Luke didn’t get to attend his momma’s funeral....in fact, “Boss” put him in the hole so he wouldn’t go rabbit on ‘em.
More to the point:
Government doesnt have funds to transport and guard prisoners to attend funerals.
In a case like Madoff’s where they took every cent he could muster to his name to partially remunerate his victims, it would seem obvious. As it is, he’s in a white collar crime joint anyhow instead of boxed up like a violent rape murderer, he’ll be able to see the movie of the funeral as often as he wishes.
Ashes to ashes-dust to dust-if the misery don't get you—having a sorry greedy pos for a daddy who ruins you and your loved ones’ life—must.
That sounds nice, actually.
Not a word about the son’s mother.
That's what the judges think, apparently, especially when it comes to illegals and repeat offenders. They don't even bother to cut off their monitoring bracelet when they commit armed robbery.
Of course, then there’s Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd who stole more money from Americans than Madoff could have ever dreamed of stealing.
What (exactly) did Madoff do that our congress doesn’t do regularly?
Madoff is such a lowlife, I doubt whether he gives any larger a damn about his sons than he did about his trusting clients! The only reason I can think of why he would desire to attend the funeral would be to get outside the walls for a few hours and see the outside one more time.
Madoff redefines Chutzpah.
Yeah, but they are politicians not criminals.
They should have been censured IMO however. /MS
In an associated note: I heard the wife was in Florida with a four year old.A two year old was left in NY with Bernies son...the wife’s dad is the one who found Madoff hanging...my question...were they estranged? It just seems strange she would be traveling with one child but not both?Anybody read anything about the particulars here?
I am in no way justifying or defending what he did, but there are many more people in our own Government that are far more deserving of a life prison sentence than him.
I'm curious. Please explain the difference.
The differences are that, 1., he got caught, and 2., a few of his victims were partially refunded.
Politicians are self anointed elitists not worthy of paying for their criminal activity and criminals are criminals.
See the difference? ; )
Let him attend via internet hookup, at best. Someone in that family can still afford a laptop and camera and he can go to the prison library and watch it from there. If he wasn’t such a greedy ba$tard to begin with, he could have saved his whole family from the shame and tragedy of these continued ugly turn of events. I bet he was still making millions before he turned it into the Ponzi scheme machine 20 plus years later. What a schmuck.
There appears to be some degree of overlap.
Can’t he watch it on MSNBC like the rest of us? Popcorn optional.
Actually, you are thinking of Jack Ruby.
Well that makes sense...the two year old is not old enough to enjoy Disney World.
He should have been forced to attend the hanging.
One funeral I wouldn’t mind Fred Phelps and his gang attending.
Either/or would do.
I suspect gettingthisclosetoMr.X would be difficult, hence a rifle would be needed.
I can understand about Madoff’s prison sentence but what about the thieves in this administration, why aren’t they being investigated and tried?? Eveyone yaps about the “Rule of Law”, yadda, yadda, yadda, but not much movement in this regard but Madoff sure was hustled to trial and then prison in record time.
So...stay in your cell.
I heard he could be let out to go.
The problem is that a ticket to attend his son’s funeral is going for 64 billion dollars.
Missing certain events is one of the foreseeable consequences of incarceration, like Superbowls, fishing season, funerals, etc. I don’t understand why the courts don’t just say “maybe someone close to you dying is one of the many misfortunes you should have considered before you broke the law. You obviously gave little consideration to your loved ones when they were alive. We don’t give ‘do overs’.”
Since his son is dead, that's unlikely. But if Madoff lives to be 200+ himself, he'll be able to finally visit the grave.
As long as Madeoff or someone comes up with the funds to cover the costs of escorting him then let Bernie attend his son’s funeral.Its not exactly a sunday ride in the park for him either way.
He’s in prison, and prison means you have to miss the things important to you. Next!
He didn't think big enough. congress works with trillions now. bernie was small potatoes