2010年12月16日木曜日

マドフ長男自殺

マドフの長男が自殺した。
 バーナード・マドフ受刑者の長男マーク・マドフ氏が自殺した。
 マーク・マドフ氏は同日午前7時半、NY市内の自宅で首をつって自殺
しているのが見つかった。NYPDのスポークスマン、ポール・ブラウン氏が
電子メールで明らかにした。ブラウン氏によると、隣の寝室ではマーク氏
の2歳の息子が眠っていた。
マーク氏や兄弟のアンドルー氏も捜査対象となっていた。

遺書があり、自殺は確実らしい。
元妻と二人の子供、現妻と二人の子供を残して無くなったようだ。
犯罪者や犯罪者の周辺の人にも、色々な意図からカウンセリングが必要と
言う話になるのだろうか。

JP Morgan Chaseに5400億円請求


Bernie Madoff's son Mark found hanging in New York apartment RT


---巨額投資詐欺ナスダック元会長の長男が自殺---
2010年12月13日13時22分 読売新聞
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/news/20101213-OYT1T00236.htm

 【ニューヨーク=柳沢亨之】巨額投資詐欺事件で禁錮150年の判決を受け、服役中の米株式市場ナスダック元会長、バーナード・マドフ受刑者(72)の長男、マーク・マドフ氏(46)が11日、ニューヨーク市内の自宅で自殺した。
 米メディアが一斉に報じた。
 自殺の動機は不明。マーク氏はマドフ受刑者の投資会社の元幹部で、米司法当局の捜査対象の一人とされ、被害者側から民事訴訟を起こされていた。


---マドフ受刑者の長男が自殺-父親逮捕からちょうど2年目(Update1)---
更新日時: 2010/12/12 14:13 JST
http://www.bloomberg.co.jp/apps/news?pid=90920000&sid=aNb9kKtAbkCc

 12月11日(ブルームバーグ):巨額詐欺事件で服役中のバーナード・マドフ受刑者の長男マーク・マドフ氏(46)が11日、自殺した。父親の逮捕からちょうど2年目だった。
 マーク・マドフ氏は同日午前7時半、ニューヨーク市内の自宅で首をつって自殺しているのが見つかった。ニューヨーク市警のスポークスマン、ポール・ブラウン氏が電子メールで明らかにした。ブラウン氏によると、隣の寝室ではマーク氏の2歳の息子が眠っていた。
 バーナード・マドフ受刑者が収監された「ねずみ講」事件では、マーク氏や兄弟のアンドルー氏も捜査対象となっていた。
 マーク氏の弁護士であるマーティン・フルメンボーム氏は「悲惨で、不必要な悲劇だ」との文書を公表。同弁護士は「マークは父親のあるまじき犯罪の無実の被害者であり、2年間にわたる誤った非難と中傷の絶え間ない圧力に屈したのだ」と述べた。
 マドフ家に詳しい関係者によると、マーク氏は父親の逮捕から2年が近づく中で、過去1週間に一段と苦悩にさいなまれていたという。
 また、同関係者によれば、マーク氏は米紙ウォールストリート・ジャーナル(WSJ)が父親の逮捕から2年目に記事を準備しているとの情報にも困惑していたという。
 WSJのスポークスマン、アシュリー・ハストン氏はこの件に関してコメントしていない。


---Madoff's Son Is Found Dead in Apparent Suicide---
DECEMBER 12, 2010, 10:51 A.M. ET
By SEAN GARDINER, MICHAEL ROTHFELD, STEVE EDER and CHAD BRAY
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703518604576013273744399388.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_News_BlogsModule

NEW YORK-Bernard Madoff's elder son was found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide on the second anniversary of his father's arrest, according to law-enforcement officials.

Mark Madoff, 46 years old, was found hanged with a dog leash attached to a living-room-ceiling pipe in his apartment by his father-in-law, Martin London, law-enforcement officials said. A relative notified police around 7:30 a.m. No suicide note was found, the officials said.

Mark Madoff's 2-year-old son, Nick, was found unharmed in a bedroom in the apartment, along with a dog. Police said that because the toddler was left alone, they are notifying the city's Administration for Children's Services. The child was released to Mr. London. Detectives took at least one computer, an Apple, and BlackBerries as per a search warrant for analysis.
Law-enforcement officials said Mr. London went to the apartment in Manhattan's SoHo section at the request of Mark Madoff's wife, Stephanie Morgan, who was in Florida, where she received an email Saturday morning from her husband indicating that she should have someone check on their son. According to police, one email to her read "Please send someone to take care of Nick" and another "I love you." He also sent an email to his attorney, Martin Flumenbaum. According to police it read "Nobody wants to believe the truth. Please take care of my family."

Mark Madoff's death comes as federal prosecutors in recent months have been scrutinizing Bernard's brother and sons, who haven't been charged with wrongdoing. Seven people besides Bernard Madoff, including his top lieutenant, Frank DiPascali, have been criminally charged.

Bernard Madoff swindled a long list of investors out of billions of dollars and is serving a 150-year prison term in North Carolina. His sons went to authorities two years ago and said that he had confessed the Ponzi scheme to them.

Mr. Flumenbaum, the attorney representing Mark Madoff and his brother, Andrew, on Saturday said: "Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy. Mark was an innocent victim of his father's monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo. We are all deeply saddened by this shocking turn of events."

Bernard Madoff's lawyer, Ira "Ike" Sorkin, declined to say whether he had reached out to his client. "This is a great tragedy at many levels," said Mr. Sorkin said. "He has expressed his remorse repeatedly and this can only add to his sorrow."

Traci Billingsley, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman, declined to say whether Bernard Madoff had been notified of his son's death or whether he would be able to attend his son's funeral. She also declined to say whether he had been placed in any kind of special custody status, such as a suicide watch, following his son's death.

Prison policy is that inmates are notified of a relative's death as soon as prison officials learn of them, Ms. Billingsley said. Inmates can request a special release to attend a close relative's funeral and those requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, she said.

The scandal put a harsh light on members of the family. The financier's brother, Peter, played a prominent role in the family's company. Mark and Andrew Madoff both worked on a trading desk at the firm, on a side of the business that wasn't directly involved in the Ponzi scheme.

A year ago, the court-appointed trustee trying to unravel Bernard Madoff's financial affairs sued several members of the family, including the brothers, accusing them of failing to detect the fraud while living lavish lifestyles financed with the family's ill-gotten fortune. The lawsuit accused Mark Madoff of using $66 million he received improperly to buy luxury homes in New York City, Nantucket and Connecticut.

This week, Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee recovering assets for the victims, filed multiple lawsuits seeking funds from people and firms he alleged were close to the scheme or unwittingly profited at the expense of others. The sons' lawyer has called Mr. Picard's complaint baseless and has sought to have it dismissed.

On Saturday, Mr. Picard said, "This is a tragic development, and my sympathy goes out to Mark Madoff's family."

Ronnie Sue Ambrosino, who with her husband, lost their life savings in Mr. Madoff's scheme, said Mark Madoff must have been under "incredible pressure." She said she was sadden by the loss of his life, but also by the fact that his death represented the loss of another way to possibly learn the story behind the fraud.

"The worst part is it's another dead end," said Ms. Ambrosino, who has organized a group to speak out for Madoff victims. "We're just not finding out the truth."

In February, Mark Madoff's wife, Stephanie Morgan, petitioned a court to change her last name, saying her family had gotten threats and was humiliated by the scandal. Mark Madoff had two children with his current wife, Ms. Morgan, and two children with his former wife, Susan Elkin of Connecticut.

A person familiar with the family said both of Mr. Madoff's sons had been deeply depressed for some time, and had considered changing their names.

A spokeswoman for Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, declined to comment. Mr. Bharara's office is handling the continuing criminal investigation of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and had been scrutinizing in recent months Mark and Andrew Madoff and their uncle Peter. Previously, spokespeople for the brothers had repeatedly denied that they had any knowledge of their father's crimes.

The FBI declined to comment. Peter Chavkin, a lawyer for Ruth Madoff, Mark Madoff's mother, said, "Ruth is heartbroken."

When reached at her home Saturday morning, Ms. Elkin, Mark Madoff's ex-wife, declined to discuss what happened.

New York City police Saturday guarded the doors of the building where Mark Madoff lived at 158 Mercer St. Police investigators were at the apartment Saturday morning, along with officials from the medical examiner's office, which will determine the cause of death. By late morning, news photographers, at least eight news trucks and a crowd of spectators were gathering at the scene.

Around 12:20 p.m., police quickly wheeled Mr. Madoff's body on a cart out of the building and into a medical examiner's van.
-Aaron Lucchetti contributed to this article.


---巨額詐欺主役の長男自殺か NYのマンションで首つり---
2010.12.12 01:54
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/america/101212/amr1012120159004-n1.htm

 米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(電子版)によると、巨額詐欺事件で服役中のナスダック・ストック・マーケット元会長バーナード・マドフ受刑者の長男マーク氏(46)が11日朝(日本時間同日夜)、ニューヨーク市内の自宅マンションで首をつった状態で死亡しているのが見つかった。
 同紙によると、マーク氏の弁護士は声明で自殺であると発表した。AP通信によると、捜査当局も自殺と見ている。
 APによると、この日はマドフ受刑者の逮捕からちょうど2年。マーク氏と弟は父親の詐欺事件に関し捜査の対象とはなったが、刑事訴追は受けていないという。知人によると、同氏は最近、ふさぎ込みがちだったという。(共同)

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