Monday, June 21, 2010

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff graduated from Far Rockaway High School in New York in 1956 and briefly attended the University of Alabama (which is where the above photo is from). At Alabama he became a brother of the Tau Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He graduated from Hofstra College in 1960 with a degree in political science. Madoff is now serving 150 years at the Butner (North Carolina) Federal Correction Institution for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. His financial misdeeds ruined the lives of an untold number of ordinary Americans, but it was, of course, the celebrities who caught the attention of the media. Among the famous people Madoff ripped off are: Steven Spielberg, Larry King, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Uma Thurman, Elie Wiesel, Eric Roth (Forrest Gump screenwriter), Senator Frank Lautenberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Mort Zuckerman.

The aging convict has apparently settled into his new life behind bars and shows no signs of remorse. According to an extensive New York magazine article, Madoff's new credo is "Fuck my victims!"


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