For 12 years, business journalist Jim Campbell has interviewed members of Bernie Madoff’s family and exchanged letters with the fraudster himself in prison. His new book, “Madoff Talks,” comes out in two weeks. Here, Campbell reveals some of what he learned about the notorious case.
“Jim, I have no problem with what you have laid out,” Bernie Madoff wrote to me from prison, in exquisite cursive, about my request for an interview. “I must add that both Andy and Ruth felt good about your sincerity.”
I never imagined becoming pen pals with perhaps the most vilified person on the planet. Nor did I expect to end up with more than 400 pages of communications with Bernie Madoff, including emails and some multi-page, single-spaced handwritten letters, which always rationalized in tremendous detail his every illicit move…
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