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)