By Larry Gordon

Bernie Madoff the notorious Ponzi scheme perpetrator has died in prison according to the Associated Press.

Madoff was serving a 150 year prison sentence after being convicted of running a decades long Ponzi scheme that stile over a reported $65 billion from clients.  Madoff is survived by his wife, Ruth.  His two sons have predeceased him.

His son Mark hanged himself in 2010, Andrew Madoff died after a bout with cancer in 2018.

Billions of dollars of the ill gotten gains were recovered by receivers over the last decade.  The Madoff name once appeared prominently amongst many leading Jewish organizations and educational institutions.   The Madoff name has long ao been removed from the walls and records of those institutions.


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