Criminal Justice

Report: Madoff Told NY Times He Met with Bankruptcy Trustee When He Didn't

In what was billed as his first prison interview with the media since being arrested in 2008, convicted super-swindler Bernard Madoff took credit for helping the “team” of the bankruptcy trustee settling his securities business affairs with recently filed litigation.

However, trustee Irving Picard has denied ever meeting with Madoff, contrary to what the New York Times states or implies in its coverage today, according to Bloomberg. It isn’t clear whether Madoff met with any of the lawyers working with Picard; the Times article said the trustee declined to comment on that point.

The Times article, which also relied on e-mails provided by Madoff, reportedly has already been corrected online to and will be corrected in print editions tomorrow.

Earlier coverage: “In Prison Interview, Madoff Accuses Banks and Hedge Funds of ‘Willful Blindness’”

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