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Friday, November 16, 2012

Son of Madoff's Accountant Dies

This has not yet gotten national attention.  I only know about it because our local Patch is reporting it because of angle here.  It seems that the son of Bernie Madoff's jailed accountant--who lived in New City, N.Y.,  about 10 miles from my home--has committed suicide, in Columbus, OH, from a gunshot.  Jeremy Friehling was 23 and apparently studying medicine at Ohio State (was at Duke at one point).

Madoff's son also killed himself, by hanging in his Manhattan apartment.  Jeremy's father David Friehling was charged in 2009 and later pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges.  His mother still lives in the New City area.

UPDATE  More here.  He was found in his apartment after friends reported erratic postings on his Facebook page.

1 comment:

Robbin's Rantings, Raves & ROBBservations said...

The headline here should be "Tragic Death of a Brilliant, kind, compassionate young man."

Jeremy was his high school valedictorian and graduated from Duke University in 2011. At the time of his death, he was a medical student. He was a great brother and son. He was a hard working person. He excelled at sports. He was much more than a tagline that includes the name Madoff.