Liar, Liar: Madoff gets caught in another fib
The good thing about Bernie Madoff is that we know when he’s lying: his lips are moving. In his first prison interview with The New York Times, Madoff was caught in one of his many lies. Bernie told the newspaper he had met with the trustee sorting out the Madoff mess, Irving Picard, when in fact, the Ponzi mastermind had never met with the trustee himself, only his legal team.
It sucks when dealing with a pathological liar, because we don’t know what to believe. But often they can’t keep track of all their lies. In the interview, Bernie also was selective about who knew and who didn’t. Interestingly, he said, the banks had to know; his family and the Mets owners, not so much. Attorney Jacob Frenkel on Bloomberg lays out the only worthwhile thing to come out of Bernie’s interview: “He is not credible.”