Meet Bernard Madoff, or at least I think this is Bernard. According to Bernard’s lawyers, this may be one of his alters. Just in case you don’t know, Bernard Madoff has been accused of being the world’s biggest scammer. Government prosecutors want to throw Bernard in jail and throw away the key because they claim that he defrauded investors of over $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme.
If you thought this story couldn’t get any weirder, get ready for his alibi. Reports are circling the Internet that Madoff’s lawyers are thinking about using an insanity defense to keep their client out of jail. They may argue that Madoff had a “mental break” somewhere along the way, and is now suffering from diminished capacity, or from multiple personality disorder. Some are even suggesting that dear old Bernie is suffering from dementia or from bipolar disorder. Madoff’s lawyers might even argue that he committed the fraud because he was traumatized by an early-life event, such as an over bearing mother. Take note. We are about to witness a new legal precedence. The Jewish Mother Defense.
This is wrong on so many levels. Really. Throw em’ in jail!