Saturday, December 11, 2010
Did you really think they would let Mark Madoff live.. You cant' fight fate!
This is what is called a professional mercy killing. Leave the family alone and take out the target neat and clean....Amazing on the two year anniversary of his dad's arrests he decides to end it all.. No note,no good by to wife and child ??? REALLY!* Oh that's right he and his brother turned dear old dad in and nobody at the office knew anything about the family secret!
His 2-year-old son Nicholas was sleeping in a nearby bedroom and was unharmed, as was Grouper, their labradoodle.
It was Mark and younger brother Andrew who first heard their dad’s astonishing confession — and dropped a dime to the feds on one of the biggest investment fraud schemes in history.
"No one wants to hear the truth," the despondent 46-year-old scion wrote his lawyer in one of three wrenching emails dispatched around 4 a.m., a law enforcement source told The Post.
"Take care of my family."
In two messages sent to wife Stephanie he said, "I love you" — and then alerted her to "send someone to take care of Nick," the source said.
A freaked out Stephanie — at Disney World in Orlando with her mom and 4-year-old daughter, Audrey, at the time of the suicide — then dispatched her father, high-powered lawyer Martin London, to the apartment in the swank building that’s home to rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
London made the grisly discovery and called 911, said police sources.
No note was found with Madoff’s body; he was clad in khaki pants, blue pullover shirt and white socks, sources said.
The eldest son of Bernie, Mark was "upset" over the two-year anniversary media coverage of his father’s massive fraud and subsequent arrest on Dec. 11, 2008, the source said, noting a front-page story of the scheme and its aftermath in today’s Wall Street Journal.
The source said London had told cops Madoff had gotten a heads-up the article was going to run. The story was posted on-line by midnight.
But London also told cops his son-in-law had already been disturbed about events in the case — though never, he thought, to the point of suicide, the law enforcement source said.
Cops are trying to get a subpoena for Madoff’s computer and check its contents, including his e-mails, other sources said.
"It’s a terrible and unnecessary tragedy," said Mark Madoff lawyer Martin Flumenbaum.
"Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo."
The stunning twist in the Madoff saga came two years to the day after Bernie Madoff was arrested for running a pyramid scheme that bilked some $65 billion from gullible investors all over the world.