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Old 12-11-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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yeah, you believe, you think, it was likely, blah blah blah. Good thing our nation doesnt legislate based upon beliefs.. With the hundreds of thousands of pages they left as a paper trail, Its far more likely that they couldnt fine one indication that he was involved or he would have been tried and put in prison as well.

Its possible that it might be coming, which might explain the suicide, but I'll reserve judgement until there is something to indicate this is true rather than just guessing and then pronouncing guilt prior..
I'm sorry. I forgot our lega/justice system is perfect. No one is in jail that shouldn't be and no one is free that should be in jail. It's just a perfect system.

Maybe he was upset that Bristol didn't win dancing with the stars so he hung himself. Or maybe he didn't have cream for his coffee...

Maybe he was just a supreme coward who killed himself with a two year old in the next room.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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Just what have Mark or his father ever contributed to this country?
They were parasites who lived like kings while lowering the standard of living of others. Pardon me if I don't grieve
Well Bernie was a big time Liberal Democrat! Imagine that one....

Suicide is a very sad thing for the family to live beyond and that poor child will find out the details of what his dad did some point in his life.
I am shocked at some of the posts in this thread. Very sad.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And sometimes people don't even read the linked articles because that was not the case in this instance.
You know all this from reading that link? I guess I got a different article when I clicked on it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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When something like his happens I think of the bible. "The sins of the father are visited upon their children."

What we do does have consequences, if not on us then on our children. Sad situation all around.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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Sounds like he just couldn't bear the thought of living with less of that stolen money. He loved the money more than life itself, more than his wife and child. The love of money is the root of all evil.
He was betrayed by his own father. His father taught him much of everything he knew to make an 'honest' living and he was betrayed.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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His son's are the ones who discovered the fraud and turned him in. Yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of Dad's arrest. Maybe the guilt got to Mark. There have been no claims that Mark knew about the fraud - in fact the recent lawsuit accused him "of failing to detect the fraud while living lavish lifestyles financed with the family's ill-gotten fortune.".
The story was that he confessed to them so they turned him in to the feds which always sounded too neat for me...
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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I have a tough time believing that he didn't know something was going on. I think it is much more likely that more than Bernie was involved in this multi billiion dollar con job.
I worked with a wealthy Jewish woman who told me that she and her husband, who was a savvy business man, never invested with Madoff. His numbers were just too good year after year and her husband said that was impossible to do.
So how could the family and co-workers not know???
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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The story was that he confessed to them so they turned him in to the feds which always sounded too neat for me...
It's as neat as an "Enron" inheritance. Justice for investors? Zero. So what is our justice department (through legislative manipulations) animated to protect under the catch all name of truth and justice?
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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I'm sorry. I forgot our lega/justice system is perfect. No one is in jail that shouldn't be and no one is free that should be in jail. It's just a perfect system.

Maybe he was upset that Bristol didn't win dancing with the stars so he hung himself. Or maybe he didn't have cream for his coffee...

Maybe he was just a supreme coward who killed himself with a two year old in the next room.
The fact that our criminal justice system isnt perfect doesnt minize that we have an innocent until proven guilty system in america, and with hundreds of thousands of pages found, one would think that if they were guilty.. they would have been charged with a criminal act by now..
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I worked with a wealthy Jewish woman who told me that she and her husband, who was a savvy business man, never invested with Madoff. His numbers were just too good year after year and her husband said that was impossible to do.
So how could the family and co-workers not know???
The numbers are far from impossible.. It depends on the magnitude of the amount being invested. One can get hundreds of percent return a year investing lower sums, but the larger your "pot" to invest, the more difficult the higher returns are without spreading out into other investments.
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