Madoff's Extramarital Affair?

Madoff's story has taken a turn for the bizarre. Bloomberg reports that accountant Sheryl Weinstein's forthcoming new book, Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me reveals that she had a secret extramarital affair with the ponzi schemer. So far, however, few details are available. Ruth Madoff's lawyer declined to comment, while Bernie's lawyer said Weinstein was "entitled to free speech," adding, "Why one would go public with something like that, I don't know." Weinstein is also one of Madoff's financial victims. She's publicly denounced him at least four times this year, including at his sentencing, when she spoke to the judge. Weinstein said she met Madoff 21 years ago while she was the chief financial officer at Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. By the time the Ponzi scheme fell apart, Hadassah had $40 million in principal invested with Madoff. After the scheme's collapse, thanks to their personal investments in it, Weinstein and her husband had to sell their Upper East Side Manhattan home.