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Bernard L. Madoff

Bernard L. MadoffAKA Bernard Lawrence Madoff

Born: 29-Apr-1938
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 14-Apr-2021
Location of death: Butner, NC
Cause of death: Kidney failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Madoff Investment Securities LLC

In a 2007 speech at a financiers' symposium, he said, "In today’s regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules. And this is something that the public really doesn't understand. And if you read things in the newspaper and you see somebody, you know, violate a rule, you say, well, you know, they're always doing this. But it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time."

According to court documents released after his 2008 arrest for fraud, Madoff told investigators that his money management business was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme" which swindled charities, individual investors, pension funds, and European banks of up to $50 billion. Madoff's victims included actor Kevin Bacon, retired baseball great Sandy Koufax, actor John Malkovich, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

Father: Ralph Madoff
Mother: Sylvia Muntner
Brother: Peter B. Madoff
Wife: Ruth Alpern (nutritionist, m. 1959, until his death, two sons)
Son: Mark Madoff (b. circa 1964, d. 11-Dec-2010 suicide)
Son: Andrew Madoff (d. 3-Sep-2014 lymphoma)
Mistress: Sheryl Weinstein (Jewish charity CFO, admitted in book)

    High School: Far Rockaway High School, Queens, NY (1956)
    University: University of Alabama (one year, transferred)
    University: BA Political Science, Hofstra University (1960)
    Law School: Brooklyn Law School
    Trustee: Yeshiva University (resigned 2008)

    Member of the Board of International Securities Clearing Corporation
    Member of the Board of NASDAQ
    Bill Bradley for President
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    Gephardt for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    National Association of Securities Dealers Vice Chairman (past)
    Palm Beach Country Club (1996-)
    Securities Industry Association Board of Directors
    Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association PAC
    Securities Fraud 11-Dec-2008 (arrested)
    Suicide Attempt pills, with his wife (24-Dec-2008)
    Suicide Attempt pills, Soho Grand Hotel, New York City (15-Oct-2009)
    Drug Overdose
    Stomach Pumped
    Inmate Butner Federal Correctional Complex, Butner, NC
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

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