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    Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff says that she and Bernie were so upset after the collapse of his multi-billion-dollar fraud that they decided to commit suicide together on Christmas Eve. "I don't know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening," Ruth Madoff told Morley Safer of CBS News. "We had terrible phone calls. Hate mail, just beyond anything and I said '...I just can't go on anymore.'"
    Ruth Madoff says that she and her husband downed pills, Ambien and perhaps Klonopin, on Christmas Eve, 2008, just after their sons Mark and Andrew had turned Bernie into federal authorities. She says she didn't mix the pills with alcohol because she was afraid they would vomit the pills back up.
    Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide - ABC News

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    Believe me, I tried feeling sorry for these guys...

    Nope, can't do it.

    "waaah waaah waaah I stole all of these people's money and now they are being mean to me waaaaahhhh"

    guess what, turn off your ****ing answering machine, and don't read your mail. Talk about rich white people problems...
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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    So why are they still alive? And if they were both rushed to the hospital in a suicide attempt, that would have been big news. This story doesn't seem very truthful atm.

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    So why are they still alive? And if they were both rushed to the hospital in a suicide attempt, that would have been big news. This story doesn't seem very truthful atm.
    With the nature of what they did and privacy laws being what they are where medical treatment is concerned it's no surprise it wasn't reported. If they were admitted to a hospital confedentiality laws would have prohibited the release of that information without their consent or if they had died the consent of the family. I think they released this now in an attempt to gain sympathy but IMO there is no sympathy to be had, they are criminals who ruined quite a few people's financial lives.
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    "Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide"

    So?



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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    These people were smart enough to get away with defrauding people of tens of billions of dollars without anyone noticing for years but were so ****ing stupid they couldn't even get killing themselves right...

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    After everything he did, saving us the expense of keeping him in prison would be the only decent thing to do. It's a shame they failed.

    And it's really, really hard to kill yourself with just Klonopin. You need the alcohol to create the respiratory depression that does the job. Heh. And Klonopin has anti-emetic properties anyway.

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    While I'm not that crass that I wish their attempt had been successful I really wouldn't have cared if it had been.

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    i think they should take a lie detector test when being asked about this "alleged" suicide pact. sounds like pure 100% BS.. more likely a ploy to get some talkshow money.

    once a lying thief, always a lying thief.

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    Re: Bernie Madoff and Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    So why are they still alive? And if they were both rushed to the hospital in a suicide attempt, that would have been big news. This story doesn't seem very truthful atm.
    Maybe you should pay attention to information a little closely before forming an opinion. In a live interview with Wife Madoff, she spcifically stated that they took pills in attempt to kill themselves but they both woke up.
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