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Dec 11, 2010 11:44 AM by AP

Mark Madoff found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a son of Bernard Madoff has been found dead in New York City of an apparent suicide.

The official says Mark Madoff was found hanged in his Manhattan apartment on the second anniversary of his father's arrest.

A family member notified police around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The official spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't allowed to speak publicly about the case.

Mark Madoff and his brother, Andrew, were under investigation but hadn't faced any criminal charges in the massive Ponzi scheme that led to their father's jailing. Bernard Madoff swindled a long list of investors out of billions of dollars and is serving a 150-year prison term.

 

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