The new book "The Ganja Godfather" by Toby Rogers discloses what a busy life Bernie Madoff had before he went to the slammer. Here, Richard Johnson reports on it in the New York Post.
Until this was published, some might have assumed Madoff was totally focused on operating the Ponzi scheme. That meant continually attracting new victims. To do that he had to showcase the look, feel and sound of extreme success at all those wealthy people's social events.
In addition, we now know, he had to fit in smoking pot. He purchased the pot from drug dealer Silvio Eboli. There things were complicated. Both were chasing former Israeli model, Leah. Madoff had hired her as a stock analyst but her heart remained with Eboli. The latter won out. The two had two children. What might cheer up Madoff in prison is that the relationship eventually withered.
Life behind bars without all this conflict must be somewhat boring for Madoff. No wonder he has found refuge in contacting the media, giving investment advice to the public and, several months ago, offering to be a character witness for his former employees who were on trial.