An Insanity Plea for Madoff?
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
It might seem a stretch, but fallen financier Bernard Madoff’s legal team may be “exploring an insanity defense,” according to the New York Daily News.
“Rush & Molloy” in the New York Daily News:
“Bernie’s family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break,” says a Madoff acquaintance. “They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder.”
Madoff’s grip on reality does show signs of slipping. The 70-year-old financier, now a prisoner of his East Side penthouse, wore a weird smile when he was photographed shortly after his Dec. 12 arrest. He’s also said to be taking a heavy dose of anti-anxiety medication.
AP photo / Jason DeCrow
Bernard Madoff returns to his Manhattan apartment after making a court appearance on Dec. 17.