It’s no secret that many of the TV news outlets have been fighting for weeks to land the fist interview with Bernie Madoff, who’s been convicted of running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
So it came as surprise when it turned out that Madoff’s first jailhouse interview, which was conducted Tuesday, July 28, turned out to be with two attorneys who represent some of the investors who are suing him.
Aftef their interview the two attorneys spoke to the press, Reuters reports. The biggest revelation: Madoff’s surprise that he was never caught (as you’ll recall, the scheme was only revealed when Madoff and his sons turned called authorities themselves).
The lawyers said Madoff told them "There were several times that I met with the SEC and thought ‘they got me.’ "