My Interview With Bernie Madoff – WSJ.com

“I will be pleased to have you visit,” read the email that landed in my inbox this spring. It was signed, ” Bernard Madoff. ”

That exchange led to a two-hour meeting in May with the most notorious fraudster on Wall Street, during which Mr. Madoff pointed fingers at others and said his decadeslong Ponzi scheme wasn’t really his fault. He was dismissive of regulators and whistleblowers, calling Harry Markopolos —a fraud investigator who warned the Securities and Exchange Commission about Mr. Madoff—an “idiot.”

via My Interview With Bernie Madoff – WSJ.com.