New York – The prison-bound brother of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff (MAY’-dawf) has attended his granddaughter’s bat mitzvah in New York.
Peter Madoff was sentenced in December to 10 years in prison for his role in the massive Ponzi scheme. The judge delayed his lockup date so he could attend the Jewish ceremony.
The 67-year-old pleaded guilty in June to charges that he created false documents while he was chief compliance officer at his brother’s firm.
Madoff will report to prison Feb. 6. His brother is serving a 150-year sentence in North Carolina after revealing the fraud in 2008. Thousands of investors lost about $20 billion.
The New York Post ( HTTP://BIT.LY/10SQHJU ) reports that Peter Madoff said a brief prayer in Hebrew and touched his lips to the Torah during Saturday’s ceremony.
A religious initiation ceremony for a Jewish girl aged twelve years and one day, regarded as the age of religious maturity.
~Can you imagine one of us asking to delay our jail sentence so we could go to our sons or daughters, excuse me ehh ehh grand daughters confirmation? A bat mitzvah is such a holy event for a Jew to miss and the food just isn’t right for Jews in prison, better change that too. What the hell has happened to us? I don’t give a damn if he ripped off another Jew, the fact is the other Jew ripped us off and if this Jew didnt rip off other Jews he would have ripped us off if he hasn’t already. This stuff isn’t going to end until we make it end and you are going to need guns when that day comes. Trust me on that!
These so called holy days are nothing more than the initiation process into the family crime business. A bar mitzvah is supposed to be a day when Jew boys become responsible for their actions. What a joke!