Bernie Madoff deserved all of the 150 years sentence that was passed onto him today.
Madoff is the scum of the earth. A viper of the highest and most sneaky caliber. He prayed on rich folk, non-profits, ordinary folk, people on strict incomes, pension plans, you name it he was ON IT. In the end, it was his greed that "done him in". Now, comes his wife and her statement.
Bernard Madoff's wife says she feels "betrayed and confused" by the actions of her husband.
Ruth Madoff said in a statement Monday that "the man who committed his horrible fraud is not the man whom I have known for all these years."
Her 71-year-old husband was sentenced minutes earlier to 150 years in prison for fraud that bilked investors of billions of dollars.
A judge had already issued a forfeiture order stripping Ruth Madoff of $80 million in assets she claimed were hers. The order left her with $2.5 million.
She says "not a day goes by when I don't ache over the stories that I have heard and read." read more here.....
Betrayed and confused? No, Ruth Madoff, that is for the victims who lost everything, not you.
I can not believe that she knew NOTHING of what was going on, along to some extent her children who worked at their father's firm. Sure, you can say you don't know anything by turning a blind eye, but really you did know what was going on, but just did not want to face it.
Greed, Money, Power can sucker and take folks for a real ride. The ride equavalent to the best penthouse apartment in Manhatten. That ride can just make you not face the fact that for all those years, your husband stole billions of dollars from people worldwide.
Sorry, Ruth, but I don't believe you. Not one word. You knew about it, but rode along on the gravy train until your husband got caught.
Simple as that. No pity party being thrown here.