Joe Bruno on the Mob – Bernie Madoff’s Daughter-in-Law Wants to Spit in His Face


If there ever was a true mobster, it was Bernie Madoff. Madoff will never again see the light of day outside a prison, but if he did, he daughter-in-law Stephanie Madoff-Mack would like nothing better than to spit in his face.

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Madoff-Mack is the wife of Madoff’s late son Mark Madoff, who committed suicide rather than live in the same world as his father. Despondent over the scandal his father caused, Mark Madoff hung himself in his So-Ho apartment on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest. He left Madoff-Mack a widow and their two children orphans. Now Madoff-Mack is fighting back against her hated father-in- law by writing a book entitled “The End Of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life,” which is the only book written on the Madoff swindle written by a relative.

On a book tour promoting her book, Madoff-Mack was asked by ABC what she would say to Madoff if she came face to face with him.

“I would tell him that I hold him fully responsible for killing my husband,” Madoff-Mack said. “And I’d spit in his face. My husband Mark took his own life and regardless of what you feel about my father-in-law and his monstrous crimes, Mark’s children are innocent victims and this is tragic for them.”

Now Bernie Madoff did a lot of bad things to a lot of people, but he did provide his family, including his late son and his son’s wife, with a life of luxury enjoyed by very few people on this earth. I find it virtually impossible to believe that Madoff’s two sons, Mark and Andrew, his wife Ruth, and his brother Peter knew nothing about a Ponzi scheme Madoff had been running for as long as 20 years. They all worked in the same office with Bernie and they had to be either blind, or dumb, or both, not to realize what Bernie was doing. So Bernie gets caught, gets convicted, and is doing his time like a man. And his son Mark, obviously not as tough a man as his father, takes the coward’s way out and takes his own life.

Sure, I feel sorry for Madoff-Mack and her two children, who are innocent victims of Bernie Madoff’s schemes. (I’m assuming Madoff-Mack knew nothing about what Bernie was doing). However, I feel more sorry for the thousands of victims that Bernie took to the cleansers, in some cases, cleaning out their entire life savings. Some of those people committed suicide too. Others had their lives totally ruined. My sympathies lie completely with them. Not with the Madoffs.

Madoff-Mack probably needs the payday from writing the book to support her two children. So I don’t begrudge her doing so.

But I don’t see myself shelling out the shekels necessary to purchase this book. The less I hear about Bernie Madoff and his family, the better I feel.
The article below can be read at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/17/2011-10-17_bernie_madoffs_daughterinlaw_stephanie_madoffmack_blames_ponzi_king_for_suicide_.html

Bernie Madoff’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Madoff-Mack, blames Ponzi king for suicide of her husband

BY Corky Siemaszko
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, October 17th 2011, 1:02 PM

Bryan Smith for News

If Bernie Madoff ever comes face-to-face again with his daughter-in-law, he might want to make sure they are separated by protective glass.

Stephanie Madoff-Mack, in an upcoming ABC News interview, says she has nothing but contempt for the fallen Ponzi king.

“I would tell him that I hold him fully responsible for killing my husband,” Madoff-Mack tells ABC News in an upcoming interview. “And I’d spit in his face.”

Madoff-Mack also said, “My husband Mark took his own life and regardless of what you feel about my father-in-law and his monstrous crimes, Mark’s children are innocent victims and this is tragic for them,”

The grieving widow has stayed mostly silent since Mark Madoff, the 46-year-old son the super swindler, hung himself last year in his SoHo condo on the second anniversary of his dad’s arrest.

On the season premiere of “20/20” this Friday, Madoff-Mack reveals to ABC anchor Chris Cuomo that Madoff wrote her from prison after the suicide – and talks about how she has been dealing with after effects of a scandal that made the name Madoff synonymous with greed.

Left to raise two kids on her own, Madoff-Mack is speaking out now in advance of the Oct. 20 release of her new autobiography, “The End Of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life.” She is also scheduled to appear next Monday on “Good Morning America.”

Her publisher, Blue Rider Press, is billing the book as the “first genuine account” of the Madoff scandal from a relative.

They have not revealed how much they paid Madoff-Mack to divulge her family’s secrets.

Some of them are no doubt painful. In a statement after the suicide, Madoff-Mack hinted at the emotional pain her family endured.

“My husband Mark took his own life and regardless of what you feel about my father-in-law and his monstrous crimes, Mark’s children are innocent victims and this is tragic for them,” she said.

csiemaszko@nydailynews.com

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