Can someone leave a coil of rope in Bernie’s cell?
The 23-year-old son of the accountant who helped Bernie Madoff hide his Ponzi scheme shot himself in his apartment in Ohio, police said yesterday.
Jeremy Friehling’s shocking suicide comes two years after Madoff’s son, Mark, hanged himself with a dog leash in his family’s SoHo apartment on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest.
Friehling was the son of embattled accountant David Friehling, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to helping conceal Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Faculty advisers at Ohio State University, where Friehling was a medical student, became concerned after he wrote suicidal posts on Facebook, according to Columbus Police Homicide.
They went to check on him on Thursday, but Friehling didn’t answer. Police officers forced their way into the apartment and found him dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.