Ruth Madoff's '60 Minutes' Interview

Ruth Madoff's '60 Minutes' Interview
In a new interview, his wife and son of the convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff more time for almost three years ago, when Mr. Madoff confessed to his fraud, and Mrs. Madoff spoke about the "shame" of life with Bernie Madoff fraud.

"He said:" I confess: I've been running a Ponzi scheme, " Ruth Madoff told "60 Minutes" about the day her husband admitted his scheme. Ruth Madoff said she was "paralyzed," a confession of her husband, and she said that she remembered some details of his reception. Andrew Madoff, who worked in the investment company, Bernie Madoff, said the first issue of his mother: "What a financial pyramid '? In an interview with Andrew Madoff said his brother, Mark, "ran out of room." Mark Madoff committed suicide in December last year.

After confession, Mr. Madoff said: "I'm going back to the office," Ruth Madoff told "60 Minutes". The same evening, at the insistence of Mr. Madoff, his wife attended a holiday party for Mr. Madoff's firm Ruth Madoff told "60 Minutes".

"So I got myself together and went there. We stopped for half an hour. And we just went home. The next morning, the FBI was there to arrest him about 7:00 am," Ruth Madoff told "60 Minutes".
"60 Minutes" sit-down is Ruth and Andrew Madoff's first public interview with Bernie Madoff fraud came to light. This interview and others coincide with the release of the book Madoffs »of his family.

As reported by CBS News and the New York Times earlier this week, Ruth Madoff also said that she and her husband took sleeping pills in a suicide attempt on Christmas Eve 2008, just after Mr. Madoff confessed to his Ponzi scheme.

Ruth and Andrew Madoff also said that they did not suspect that Mr. Madoff managed investment scheme alleged prosecutors estimated at $ 65 billion, the largest financial fraud in history. "Why do I always think that there was something sinister going on?" Ruth Madoff said in an interview. Andrew Madoff said he barely spoke to his mother for two years, and he said that he and Mark Madoff had "struggled" to understand why his mother was stuck on the side Bernie Madoff after his arrest.

Mr. Madoff in 2009, was sentenced to 150 years in prison. Mrs. Madoff lives in Florida, and she said "60 minutes" she had no contact with her husband after the death of Mark Madoff almost a year ago. Andrew Madoff said that he would never speak to her father again.

"What he has done for me, for my brother and my family is unforgivable," Andrew Madoff said in an interview. "What he has done with thousands of others, and destroyed their lives - I'll never understand. And I will never forgive him for it."

In separate recent interview with ABC News, Mr. Madoff said he "betrayed" his family. "Not seeing my family and knowing that they hate me" is the worst aspect of prison, he told ABC. He said that he lived in fear of being caught for 20 years and now he's happier in jail because he has no control and has "no decisions to make."

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