Bernie Madoff

December 11, 2010 by USA Post 

Bernie Madoff, (AP) – A son of Bernard Madoff was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday on the second anniversary of the arrest of his father, an official of law enforcement.

Mark Madoff, 46, was found hanged in his apartment in Manhattan’s SoHo section of fashion, the official said. A family member notified police around 7:30

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Mark Madoff and his brother, Andrew, were under investigation, but did not face criminal charges in massive Ponzi scheme that led to the imprisonment of their father.

Bernard Madoff a long list of defrauded investors of billions of dollars and a prison sentence of 150 years in North Carolina. He was arrested Dec. 11, 2008, after confessing his crimes to his family.

Madoff’s son, according to family lawyers is the ones that made him

The scandal put a harsh light on family members. The brother of the financier, Peter, played a leading role in the company of family. Mark Madoff and Andrew have both worked on a trade office in the company, on one side of the business that was not directly involved in the Ponzi scheme.

A year ago, the trustee appointed by the court tries to unravel the financial affairs of Madoff prosecuted several parents, including Peter, Mark and Andrew, accusing them of failing to detect fraud, while a lavish lifestyle funded by the ill fortune acquired from the family.

The prosecution accuses Mark Madoff and use 66 million he received improperly to buy luxury homes in New York, Nantucket and Connecticut.

In February, the wife of Mark Madoff asked the court to change his surname and the surnames of her children, saying that his family had received threats and was humiliated by the scandal.

A call to attorney Mark Madoff and his father’s lawyer was not immediately returned Saturday. Invites the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Justice were also not immediately returned. Previously, a spokesman for the brothers had repeatedly denied that they had no knowledge of the crimes of their father.

Police investigators were at the apartment Saturday morning Madoff, as well as representatives from the medical examiner’s office, which will determine the cause of death.

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