10:25 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/09/2013 04:15PM
Andrew Madoff, the sole surviving son of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, is fighting for his life after his treatment for his cancer hit a snag, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.
On Wednesday, Madoff received a donor lymphocyte infusion in hopes of salvaging the stem cell transplant he received on May 29th, after several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation to treat his mantle cell lymphoma.
"Things were humming along nicely, but then one of the components of the transplant started failing," he says. "We kind of waited it out a couple of weeks to see if it would fail entirely."
Originally posted 11/03/2011 12:00PM
Originally posted 11/02/2011 02:45PM
Ruth Madoff's 60 Minutes interview – in which she revealed that she and husband Bernie Maddoff considered killing themselves during his Ponzi scheme fallout – continues to make waves.
Stephanie Madoff Mack, the widow of their son Mark who committed suicide last December (on the second anniversary of his father's arrest), says she's put off by what her mother-in-law said on the CBS news program.
"I have no idea what went on in that penthouse that night, but for Ruth to talk about trying to kill herself so flippantly like that is so offensive to me, because that's how my husband died," Madoff Mack, 37, tells Anderson Cooper on Wednesday's episode of his syndicated talk show, Anderson.
Originally posted 04/13/2011 12:30PM
Just days after Catherine Hooper moved in with her fiancé, Andrew Madoff, two years ago, his entire world collapsed.
Andrew is the son of Bernie Madoff, who is serving a life sentence for defrauding hundreds of investors in one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history. Bernie first confessed his crimes to Andrew and his brother Mark (who committed suicide last December). Traders for the company, the brothers turned their father in to the FBI and have not been charged with any crimes.
However, Hooper's own professional future was in jeopardy, too, simply for being in love with a Madoff. "I was a retail consultant for the fashion industry," says Hooper, 38. "So to be in any way connected to scandal was not going to be feasible. I took the bull by the horns and resigned from my main client immediately."
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