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Bernie Madoff Won’t Attend Son’s Funeral

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Bernie Madoff, the convicted felon who fleeced $60 billion from investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme, won’t attend the
funeral of his son, Mark, who committed suicide this weekend, RadarOnline.com has learned.

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“He will not be attending the funeral out of consideration for his daughter-n-law’s and grandchildren’s privacy,” his lawyer, Ira Lee Sorkin, told RadarOnline.com 

“He will be conducting a private service on his own, where he is presently incarcerated.”

Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina after pleading guilty in March 2009 to carrying out a decades-long fraud.

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Sorkin would not comment when asked whether Madoff requested permission to be temporary released to attend funeral services.

According to a New York Post report Bernie’s wife, Ruth, believes her son Mark “would not have died if it weren’t for what [Bernie] had done,” a friend said.

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46-year-old Mark hanged himself Saturday with a dog leash in his New York City loft as his 2-year-old son slept in the next room.

His suicide came on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest in connection with a massive billion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

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