Bernard Madoff 'attempted suicide' after fraud exposed
The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff has said the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn (£41bn) fraud scheme was exposed.
Ruth Madoff told the CBS programme 60 Minutes the couple took a "bunch of pills" on Christmas Eve in 2008.
In 2009 Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, for masterminding a scheme that robbed investors of an estimated 65 billion dollars.
Steve Kingstone reports from Washington.
27 Oct 2011
- From the section US & Canada