Bernie Madoff, who is serving a 150 year jail sentence for swindling investors out of $18 billion dollars, son has died today. Mark Madoff, committed suicide in his NYC apartment, while his two year old son lay sleeping. It was rumored his wife Stephanie Morgan was divorcing him.
“Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy,” his lawyer, Martin Flumenbaum, said in a written statement. His body was found hanging from a dog leash that had been fashioned into a noose and strung over a pipe in the ceiling of his living room, according to a law enforcement official. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
“Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s, Bernie Madoff’s, monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo. We are all deeply saddened by this shocking turn of events,” Flumenbaum said. Mark Madoff and his brother Andrew are the ones who turned their father in after discovering the Ponzi scheme.
Mark Madoff’s wife was in Florida, when she received a cryptic message from Mark that someone should check on their little boy. Afraid something had happened, Stephanie Morgan contacted police, who later found his lifeless body.
Sad situation for everyone involved in the Bernie Madoff scandal. It proves money can’t buy you happiness.Thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved in this horrible scandal.