Bernie Madoff Pans ‘Absurd' Mini-Series

Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff has taken issue with his depiction in a recent mini-series about his life, telling NBC News in an email that there was "absurd mischaracterization in the ABC movie."

Madoff wrote that he never slapped his son Mark, who hanged himself in 2000.

He wrote that his wife Ruth was "never an officer" in his firm.

He also denied that he was having an affair with the chief financial officer of a charity he swindled.

Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence at a prison in North Carolina for swindling his clients out of $17.5 billion.

In his email to NBC News Madoff did not try to absolve himself of his crimes, which he described as a mistake that caused "unforgivable pain to my family, friends and clients."

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