Ruth Madoff, 70, who stood by her husband Bernie after he was convicted in 2008 of bilking his clients out of $65 billion in a 20-year Ponzi-scheme, has now reportedly abandoned her marriage of five decades, although it’s unclear if she plans to seek a divorce.
Her initial devotion to her husband cost her a relationship with their two sons, Mark and Andrew. Ruth stopped visiting Bernie in prison a
Back in June, possessions belonging to the notorious Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff were auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards his victims. Among the books, chairs, and Rolex watches were his pricey clothes, many of which were purchased by entrepreneur John Vaccaro, who has turned Madoff’s cashmere sweaters and designer pants into iPad cases.