Bernie Madoff's wife, Ruth Madoff in a much-anticipated interview said she was "paralyzed" with shock about her husband's massive fraud, the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Bernie Madoff, 73, is currently serving a 150-year sentence for his fraud on Wall Street in a federal prison in North Carolina. He shares that he is happier in prison than he was been for the past 20 years. For him, this was the terrible time that he suffered deep remorse and endured 'horrible' nightmares but now “I feel safer here than outside. Days go by. I have people to talk to and no decisions to make. ... I know that I will die in prison”, the 73-year-old Bernie Madoff confesses.
In their first television interviews, Ruth Madoff and her son Andrew described clearly how Bernie Madoff confessed his crimes to them, their reaction and how their once-happy family was completely destroyed. His wife, Ruth Madoff lost most of her great properties and ridiculed by suspicious world whist their son Mark was driven to suicide due to shame and accusations of guilt. Their other son Andrew became isolated as trying to live with the disgrace. Furthermore, Ruth Madoff revealed she and Bernie Madoff were so upset after the collapse of his multi-billion-dollar fraud that they decided to commit suicide with sleeping pills, Ambien and perhaps Klonopin, together on Christmas Eve of 2008. But their plan did not work and they woke up the next morning unharmed. Ruth Madoff's son Mark committed suicide two years later, on December 11, 2010, the second anniversary of his father's arrest.
Bernie Madoff began to serve a 150-year sentence in jail for his $65 billion Ponzi scheme fraud on Wall Street in March 2009. This is said to be the biggest financial fraud in history
On October 30, 2011 Ruth Madoff, along with her son Andrew opens up about the notorious Ponzi scheme scandal and Bernie Madoff’s confession
Ruth Madoff stated that she and her husband had attempted suicide after the case was exposed by taking a bunch of pills in a suicide pact on Christmas Eve 2008
Stephanie Madoff Mack, poor Mark’s wife newly published autobiography, the first Madoff memoir “The End of Normal” about her life married to Mark Madoff, one of Madoff's two sons
Mark Madoff, 46, hanged himself in his New York apartment last year on the second anniversary of his father's December 11 arrest. Mark's wife Stephanie Madoff Mack told that Mark felt Ruth was wrong to stand by Bernie and blamed both Ruth and Bernie Madoff for her husband Mark's death.
This week marks the release of another Madoff memoir named "Truth and Consequences", authored by Laurie Sandell with some cooperation from wife Ruth Madoff and son Andrew
In picture, Mark, Bernie Madoff, Andrew and Ruth Madoff
Ruth Madoff Talks Notorious Ponzi Scheme and Bernie Madoff’s Confess