A new Time story out says that Bernard "Bernie" Madoff is still "cocky and unrepentant" even behind bars. This comes from a new profile in New York that takes a look at the now incarcerated former financier who bilked his clients out of $65+ billion.
Apparently, Madoff has made friends in prison and become a bit of a celebrity amongst inmates. Being locked up doesn't seem to be bringing him down, and he certainly doesn't seem to have changed his attitude. In fact, an inmate quotes Madoff as saying, "F*** my victims. I carried them for 20 years, and now I'm doing 150 years."
It seems that the 72-year old Madoff hasn't had a change of heart in prison. Or, perhaps, it would be more accurate to say that his heart, if present, still seems to be made of stone.
I suppose that Madoff is a good example of the fact that wisdom does not necessarily come with age. It certainly seems to have missed him, as did any of the moral lessons that should have been derived from his Jewish upbringing.