Maybe the success story of the year came out of the horror of the football season: a death by cocaine.
Ads for “Bernie Madoff Auction” sales have been popping up around the country in recent weeks, getting the word out in such places as Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C., by placing big stickers on the front page of local newspapers. The ads begin: “Due to losses caused by Bernie Madoff” and then detail such treasures as original art by Peter Max, Salvador Dali and Norman Rockwell as well as Rolex watches and “other flashy items” that are to be sold to “recover losses from Ponzi scheme.” Trouble is, it’s hard to tell whether any of the merchandise at these auctions was owned by Madoff or those he ruined or if the ads are just a dubious way to drum up traffic for run-of-the-mill estate sales.
A major investor in convicted swindler Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme drowned in his swimming pool in Florida after a heart attack, his attorney said Monday. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the report.
A key investor with convicted swindler Bernie Madoff drowned in his swimming pool Sunday afternoon, police said.
Viewers have learned that television’s no-nonsense Judge Judy cuts through the bull and gets to the heart of the matter. On Monday night’s “Larry King Live,” Judge Judy turned her sharp legal mind to matters of the economy, sharing why she thinks Americans have what it takes to navigate the hard months ahead. And she also has some advice for President Obama and sharp-worded assessments of Bernie Madoff and AIG bonuses.