Bernie Madoff Says His Victims “Deserved it”June 8th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
If facing a 150 year sentence for a crime, when you are 70 years old, one would think there would be regret, and remorse over the events which led a criminal to the position he is in. This is not the case for Bernie Madoff, who has become buddies with an alleged mob boss as well as a spy in the federal prison in which he will live out the rest of his life, In Butler, NC.
According to an article written by ‘Steve Fisherman’, which was posted in New York magazine, Madoff told another inmate, “F— my victims. I carried them for twenty years, and now I’m doing 150 years.” Some prisoners are said to have befriended Madoff in hopes that he will share where he may have stashed some loot.
Madoff, whose ability to charm and con people has seemingly gained him a small amount of ‘followers’ in the prison even indicated to other prison mates that his victims deserved everything he did to them when he swindled million of dollars from his clients in his Ponzi scheme, which lasted 12 years, and was worth about 65 billion dollars.
Madoff seemed to be placing the blame on some of his victims, as he tells how they “threw money at him.” He explains how he was- in his own mind- trapped into doing what he did. “People just kept throwing money at me. Some guy wanted to invest, and if I said no, the guy said, ‘What, I’m not good enough?’ ”
Bernie explained to the consultant who was trying to help him adjust to prison life. Shannon Hay, a drug dealer who resides in the same prison unit as Madoff asked him about his crimes. He stated, “He (Madoff) told me his side. He took money off of people who were rich and greedy and wanted more.”
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