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.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Son of Madoff's Accountant Dies
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