“Madoff: Can’t believe I got away with it”

July 29, 2009

Great stuff from ABC News this morning:

“There were several times that I met with the SEC and thought ‘they got me,'” Madoff told Joseph Cotchett, a San Francisco lawyer threatening to sue his wife, sons and brother on behalf of a group of victims.

Madoff opened up to the lawyer because he’s going after his wife, whom he still cares about (and who still has liquid assets…)

“He obviously wanted to speak with us because in his opinion, certain members of his family knew nothing about it, had no involvement of it,” said Cotchett who was able to arrange the unusual session after threatening to sue Madoff’s wife Ruth. “He cares about Ruth,” said Cotchett, “but he doesn’t give a —- about his two sons, Mark and Andrew.”

The family has been rather disciplined on the advice of its lawyers:

The sons have not spoken with their father or mother since Madoff’s arrest on December 11.

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“He looked pretty good and seems to be working out”. Maybe The Onion was on to something:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_bri efs/hush_falls_over_prison

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