Madoff Won’t Attend Son’s Funeral


Convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff won’t attend the funeral of his son, Mark, who committed suicide this weekend, his lawyer said Monday.

Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina after pleading guilty in March 2009 to carrying out a decades-long fraud.

Bernard Madoff’s lawyer, Ira Lee Sorkin, said, “He will not be attending the funeral out of consideration for his daughter-in-law’s and grandchildren’s privacy. He will be conducting a private service, on his own, where he’s presently incarcerated.”

Asked if Bernard Madoff had been given the option by prison authorities to attend a viewing of Mark, or the funeral itself, Sorkin said, “That’s all I can tell you.”

Sorkin declined to comment on whether Madoff made a request to the Bureau of Prisons to be allowed to attend the service.

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(Source: NY Post)


  1. Even if he was allowed to come, he wouldn’t because it would make his son’s funeral all about him and not about his son.
    I know that Mr. Madoff did something wrong that harmed many people, and he is being punnished for it. Losing a son is even worse punnishment than being in jail for the rest of his life.

  2. he deserves all that he gets!!!
    he cause so many others to be in pain he can suffer a bit this is nothing compared to what everyone else is suffering because of him!!