Madoff Scandal Rips Apart Close World of Jewish Philanthropy | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Madoff Scandal Rips Apart Close World of Jewish Philanthropy

Back before he was disgraced for losing investors billions in a massive alleged Ponzi scheme, financial adviser Bernard Madoff offered his services with a soft sell.

Mark Seal, a longtime veteran of Jewish organizations, recalls watching Madoff make his pitch twice to Jewish organizations — once in the early 1990s, and once 10 years later. Each time, Seal said, he was struck by Madoff’s combination of confidence and low-key charm, and by the sense of familiarity he conveyed.

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