Mark Madoff Suicide
October 23, 2011 by staff
Mark Madoff Suicide, Mack Stephanie Madoff, Mark Madoff’s widow defends her husband’s innocence and guilt to his suicide in 2010 of his former father-in-law, the condemned man’s trust Bernard Madoff, in a memoir published yesterday.
“I never doubted the innocence of Mark for a second,” says Mack in “The End of Normal: The anguish of a wife, a new life of a widow,” written with Tamara Jones. “He was a hero. But Mark was too immersed in his own pain to feel any of that same pride.”
Mack, who says he changed his name to try to avoid the intense scrutiny that went by the name of Madoff, describes his marriage, his relationship with Bernard and his wife, Ruth Madoff, and his struggle to come to terms with the death of Mark.
Bernard Madoff, 73, was arrested and his firm into bankruptcy in December 2008. He pleaded guilty to running the biggest Ponzi scheme in history and is serving a sentence of 150 years in federal prison in North Carolina.
Mark Madoff hanged himself in the Manhattan apartment he shares with his wife and children on December 11, 2010, two years to the day after the arrest of his father. He was 46.
Mark Madoff, divorced with two children from his first marriage, married Mack in 2004. They had two children, a boy and a girl.
‘Clueless, not corrupt ”
In the book, Mack says she believes Bernard Madoff’s family had no connection with the fraud. Her mother-in-law, Ruth Madoff was “no idea, not corrupt,” he writes.
Mark Madoff and his brother Andrew Madoff both worked for the legitimate market-making business side of his father. After his arrest, both said they had no knowledge of the fraud was found for decades until they confessed.
“That my husband could have somehow been involved in the criminal operation of Bernie never once crossed my mind,” Mack writes. “He and Andy had a totally independent business.”
In the weeks before Madoff’s arrest, said Mack, Marcos said he and Andrew were worried about their father and had seen him sitting in his Manhattan office, staring at the ceiling for long periods of time. Mark thought his father was ill or dying, he said.
“A big lie”
Mack talks about her husband’s beatings and the wrath of his father Andrew told him and the December 10, 2008, “It’s all big lie.” She talks about meeting a friend at the apartment the day to discuss plans for a nursery for the son she and Mark would soon have. Mark interrupted the meeting with a phone call.
“It’s my father. My father has done something very bad and is probably going to jail for the rest of his life,” he said, according to Mack.
Mark and Andrew Madoff immediately turned to his father in the U.S. authorities and was arrested the next day, Mack writes.
After he was sent to jail Bernard Madoff in comparison with the installation of a university campus, with “beautiful lawn and trees,” he writes. “I’m a celebrity and treated like a Mafia Don,” she says, told in a letter.
Mack was in Florida at Disney World with his daughter, when Mark Madoff died. He was suspended from a steel beam in your apartment, your dog’s leash as a rope. Their 2 – year-old son was asleep in the nursery.
Mack says that when he awoke in the morning, he found two messages from Marcos had sent her. The first, with a subject line that says “Help”, he said, “Please send someone to take care of Nick,” his son. The second said, “I Love You.”
Her husband tried to commit suicide before taking a drug overdose prescripteion. He had written a note to his father, says Mack.
“Bernie: Now you know how they have destroyed the lives of his children by his life of deception. F___ you,” the note said, according to Mack.
One night at 4 am, about a month after the suicide of Mark, Mack wrote what he called “a bitter letter” a “Bernie”.
“I understand that he stole the money of thousands of innocent people – your children, your grandchildren, your family and even my parents,” says Mack “However, what you should know is that you stole the love of my life and four. the father of her grandchildren. ”
He ended the letter: “I pray that your days in prison are as dark as can be, because let me tell you, it’s much harder to survive on the outside – and I refuse to let you ruin my life.”
A few days later, Madoff replied, says Mack.
“I pray that you never have to experience the pain and torment that lives every day. We will gladly give my life if I thought I would bring back Mark” wrote Madoff, according to Mack. “I blame myself for everything that has happened and nothing will change that.”
“You ask how I can live with myself. I can not and do not know how long I can go.”
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