The sister and brother-in-law of infamous Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide, according to a report.
Sondra and Marvin Weiner, of Valencia Lakes, were found dead on Thursday at their home west of Boynton Beach, BocaNewsNow.com reported. They were both in their 80s.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told the website that a murder-suicide investigation is underway, but would not confirm the names of the deceased. An internal email sent to homeowners in the neighbourhood and obtained by BocaNewsNew, however, noted the “tragic situation on Barca Boulevard regarding the passing of Sondra and Marvin Weiner. Our thoughts and condolences go out to their family. There is currently an investigation pending.”
Bernie Madoff ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies in 2009 and died last year in prison at the age of 82.