LawFuel.net – Bernie Madoff, the convicted Ponzi scheme fraudster,created fear among his family as well as his investors, with deceased son Mark thinking he was about to suicide when a text message was received.
The soon-to-be-released book “Truth and Consequences” tells how Mark Madoff received a phone message after his arrest on fraud charges in December 2008.
Mark Madoff’s widow, wrote the book The End of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life about life after Mark died. The book tells the start as former George magazine staffer Madoff Mack takes us through the family’s discovery of Bernie’s multibillion-dollar fraud and the devastating days to follow, when she, Mark, his brother Andy and their mother Ruth underwent intense public scrutiny as they tried to come to terms with his crime.
The message, received via text message, told his sons to look after their mother and that he loved them.
Mark Madoff hung himself two years’ after his father’s arrest.
The day Mark Madoff told his wife of his father’s fraud was November 21, 2008, Madoff Mack wrote in the book. She was pregnant, busying herself finishing the baby’s nursery and worrying that she might be suffering gestational diabetes when Mark called her, blurting out:
“It’s my father. My father has done something very bad, and is probably going to jail for the rest of his life.”