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My Interview With Madoff
Wall Street Journal, by Sital Patel

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/8/2013 8:46:02 AM

"I will be pleased to have you visit," read the email that landed in my inbox this spring. It was signed, " Bernard Madoff. "That exchange led to a two-hour meeting in May with the most notorious fraudster on Wall Street, during which Mr. Madoff pointed fingers at others and said his decadeslong Ponzi scheme wasn´t really his fault. He was dismissive of regulators and whistleblowers, calling Harry Markopolos —a fraud investigator who warned the Securities and Exchange Commission about Mr. Madoff—an "idiot." The federal prison in Butner, N.C., looks more like a small college campus than a penitentiary.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reefdiver, 12/8/2013 9:57:42 AM     (No. 9645251)

I´ll bet that Bernie wishes he had gone into selling new energy ideas and website development scams to the Government instead of investments to friends.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 12/8/2013 10:36:39 AM     (No. 9645305)

"Pointed fingers at others…. ", " … was dismissive …", etc., etc. Sounds like a certain President I´ve read about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 12/8/2013 12:15:49 PM     (No. 9645434)

Interesting how Madoff calls Markopolos, the whistleblower who seems to have been one of the tiny number who knew that something sinister was up, an "idiot." Even if Markopolos didn´t have the details exactly right, it is funny reading about someone sitting in a federal penitentiary for 150 years calling someone else an idiot.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/8/2013 2:07:26 PM     (No. 9645546)

So it´s everybody´s fault but Bernie´s that Bernie swindled, lied, cheated, defrauded and otherwise bilked people out of their life savings, the security they worked hard to build up.

This freak deserves hard time, not Butner. Put him in Leavenworth where, to borrow from the warden in Shawshank, he´ll think he´s been, er, "fracked" by a freight train. Murders usually wreck one life, maybe a family; this scum ruined tens of thousands of lives.

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