On the morning of December 11, 2010, Bernard's son, Mark Madoff, was found dead in his New York City apartment. The initial ruling is a suicide. December 11, 2010 is the second anniversary his his father Bernie Madoff's arrest.
Mark Madoff and his brother were under investigation but criminal charges were never filed.
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (born April 29, 1938) is an incarcerated former American stock broker, investment advisor, non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi scheme in history.