Disgrace, Lawsuits Drove Madoff to Suicide, Say Associates

It wasn't fear of criminal charges that drove Bernie Madoff's son Mark to suicide, it was fear of permanent disgrace. "If he asked the question, 'Would my wife and children be better off without me?' the answer would probably be yes,' '' said one person familiar with his circumstances. "He had been struggling," said another source close to Mark Madoff. "This wasn't something he thought of overnight." Madoff, who was found dead yesterday in his Manhattan apartment, had been attempting for two...Full Story
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