Bernie Madoff Would Conduct Private Service For Dead SonDecember 14th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bernie Madoff, who is currently serving a 150 year prison term, will not be attending his son, Mark Madoff’s funeral. It has been reported that he would rather holding a private service from behind bars.
Bernie Madoff’s lawyer, Ira Sorkin said that her client would not be attending the funeral ceremony considering the privacy of his daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. She also confirmed that he would be conducting a private service on his own in the prison. A few days ago there was a debate over whether the prison authorities would allow Bernie Madoff to attend the funeral ceremony and permit a furlough. Herb Hoelter, a prison consultant, told a reputed source that it is quite unlikely that the prison would allow him to attend the ceremony even if he wanted to. He also said that considering his security risk and Bureau of Prison’s media-shy reputation, it would rather be impossible. He thinks that the B.O.P. will say that it would create too much of a furore and turmoil if he is allowed to attend a private funeral outside the prison. Ed Ross, the spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the department is not supposed to comment on inmate’s requests for furloughs.
If Bernie Madoff wants to attend the funeral ceremony outside the prison, then he has to request permission through the correctional counselor. He would then send the request to the associate warden, who would pass it on to the warden. It is the warden, who has the authority to take the final decision. However, it seems that Bernie Madoff avoided this long procedure and decided to conduct the ceremony in private.
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