Bernie Madoff flunky Sonja Kohn lost the Russian Mob’s money and now she’s in hiding. I’m speculating she’s in Patagonia because (a) it’s summer down there and (b) the Madoff boys probably told her how good the fly fishing is. But wherever she is, she sent an email to Bloomberg, protesting her innocence.
Kohn’s e-mail came from an address verified by a Bank Medici spokeswoman. Kohn said Madoff was “trusted by the best and smartest” and likened his scheme to a tsunami or earthquake that strikes “unpredictably and devastatingly.”..
…“The Madoff fraud destroyed lives, life savings and companies that were the result of decades of hard work,” she wrote. Madoff’s firm “was not an obscure hedge fund; it was a 48- year-old, highly visible firm with approximately 200 employees and over $600 million in capital,” she wrote.
Peter? Mark? Andy? Do you see that last part, where she’s referring to all those employees and capital? She’s talking about your firm, the one that didn’t know what Bernie was up to. Gosh, how could she get such a wrong impression, how could she think you guys were involved? Sure hope no one else made that mistake, or you could be sued!