My family no longer speaks to me, says Bernie Madoff

April 10th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 10 (ANI): Disgraced New York financier Bernard Lawrence Madoff has revealed that ever since his family learnt of his multi-billion dollar fraud, they have stopped talking to him.

From his North Carolina prison where he will end his days, the 72-year-old said his son Andrew has broken off contact and him and his wife Ruth rarely speak.

Tearfully he revealed in an interview with the Financial Times how she was now alone and fearful of the media, which follow her whenever she leaves the house, and lived her life ‘like a hermit’, reports the Daily Mail.

Speaking almost as if his eldest son Mark was still alive - he hung himself on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest - Madoff said: “They don’t speak to me. It’s horrible. They feel like I betrayed them. And I did. But I had no choice. By the time I realised, I couldn’t get out.”

“I hope I can repair things with Andy. Mark is a different personality, he couldn’t stand it,” he added.

Madoff is serving 150 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to the global Ponzi scam that left thousands of victims penniless. (ANI)

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