Somehow I just don’t think this will last too long for Bernie Madoff. I just don’t think prison is going to treat him so nicely as the years go by. And I think he’s probably wishing prison was like this or at the very least exaggerating. Perhaps what’s happening is Madoff is on a high dose of medication and or has going senile. I’m guessing as his 150-year prison sentence reaches say year 10 or 20 hearing Uncle Bernie in the prison yard will get old.
And when the quotes below make it out across the web, and especially to the ones who were burned by Madoff, they might just tighten screws a bit for him in prison – making things a little bit less nice and sweet. It’s really amazing how smug this man is after running the biggest Ponzi scheme ever:
“As you can imagine, I am quite the celebrity, and am treated like a Mafia don,” Madoff wrote from the North Carolina prison where he is incarcerated.
“They call me either Uncle Bernie or Mr. Madoff. I can’t walk anywhere without someone shouting their greetings and encouragement, to keep my spirit up.
“It’s really quite sweet, how concerned everyone is about my well being, including the staff … It’s much safer here than walking the streets of New York.” (Yahoo News)
A while back Madoff tried to make people feel sorry for him. He said he was like the human pinata of Wall Street. He said that he was taking the fall for everyone else when they were all complicit in his Ponzi scheme. I feel so bad for him right now I might go buy one of those limited edition Bernard Madoff iPad covers.