Madoff Investor Found Dead in N.Y.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
The co-founder of one of Bernard Madoff’s biggest corporate clients, Access International Advisers, was found dead of an apparent suicide on Tuesday morning in his New York office. French hedge fund specialist Thierry de la Villehuchet, 65, apparently killed himself after Access International lost as much as $1.4 billion in Madoff’s allegedly fraudulent investment scheme.
The French newspaper La Tribune quoted Villehuchet’s relatives saying he “could not cope with the pressure following the outbreak of the scandal”. They described his death as “a farewell from someone who had done nothing wrong”, adding: “For the past week, he had tried day and night to find a way to recoup his investors’ money and had begun legal action in the US against the authorities.”