The renewed media attention and incessant litigation had weighed on Mr. Madoff, say his friends. But a close friend who spoke with him on Friday said his concern over the anniversary coverage didn’t seem out of the ordinary.Suicide never makes sense, but his suicide seemed explainable in the context under which it was carried out. Insider trading blogs claim that real Wall Street firms never did business with Bernie Madoff because no real traders ever believed the Madoff prospectus. Their opinion is that Madoff got money from retirees and rich people who were either willfully ignorant in the first place, or too arrogant to seek further financial expertise beyond trusting Bernie.
...his behavior the last week of his life did not ring any alarms with those in regular contact with him. They never expected how the week would end.
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