Madoff Brothers: Employment Wanted

"They have a long enough life left ahead of them where they can work hard and live a clean life and improve the family reputation," he said.

Some ABCNews.com readers agree with Geffner, while others had some more colorful responses to the question "Would you hire the Madoff brothers?" Read their messages below.

ABCNews.com Readers Weigh In: Would They Hire the Madoff Brothers?

"Sure, as a janitor. In a bathroom."
-- Mike, Greenville, S.C.

"I would definitely hire both Madoff brothers. True story. Their father is the biggest theif in history. However, I am willing to hire them because they grew up in a business environment mostly. Moreover, I would never judge someone because of his father or where he came from. Plus, they know how to find a way to "walk around things," if you know what I mean. "
-- Nosayr Yassin, Arraba, Israel

"Why don't they change their names for a start ? The sins of the father should not be visited upon the sons."
-- Janice Byrne, Brighton, U.K.

Madoff Brothers: 'Common Sense Should Have Alerted Them'

"Yes, I would hire Mark & Andrew. It seems that at best they were blissfully ignorant to their father's crimes, however they did run a Wall Street powerhouse. Just having the Madoff name shouldn't bar them from continuing on their lives. The experience that they have gained over the years could be very helpful for company's in many different industries. However I think they should seek employment separately do "water-down" the Madoff stigma."
-- Anonymous, New York, N.Y.

"I believe they made a name and enjoyed the money their father made all of these years and should have blown the whistle on him many years back but did not.

"As a human being they are entitled to make a living in spite of all that if they can prove their talent."
-- Harry Pierre, Atlanta, Ga.

"The story goes like this: You are what your parents make you. … These men knew what was going on with there father I'm sorry to say. I hope them well but they have to prove themselves to the American people and that is going to be really hard with what happened with their father."
-- Doug van Cleave, Temperance, Mich.

"I am an unemployed paralegal student. Prior to that, I was a weekly newspaper editor and an assistant to a high tech corporate security director and I have law enforcement training myself.

"I feel sorry for the Madoff Brothers but I would never hire them. At least not in any position where they would handle cash and investments directly.

"I will have to question their motives for turning their Dad in. One worked there for 20 years and he had no idea what was going on? The other one should have known as well. Common sense should have alerted them."
-- Helene R Schmidt, Austin,Texas

"I have always believed that a person's family background does not matter when it comes to the individual. However, in the case of the Madoff Brothers an exception is in order. They worked with their father in a major criminal project, that is something as an employer I could never overlook."
-- Elizabeth Black, Gastonia, N.C.

With reports by ABC News' Kate McCarthy.

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