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Family ties take a beating, stay strong
In one of the few truly unexpected twists in Laurie Sandell's recent book "Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family" (Little, Brown and Co.), Ruth Madoff, the wife of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, has nowhere to turn. Her husband of nearly 50 years has just been hauled off to jail. Her sons, furious that she hasn't abandoned their father, aren't speaking to her. Her friends, many of whom have lost money in her husband's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, are staying away.
By Nara Schoenberg, Tribune Newspapers
January 18, 2012