Madoff Investor Kills Himself

Hedge fund head who lost $1.4B committed suicide
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2008 1:44 PM CST
Madoff Investor Kills Himself
Bernard Madoff, chairman of Madoff Investment Securities, returns to his apartment after a court appearance.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow,File)

A hedge fund founder whose firm lost $1.4 billion in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme was found dead in his Manhattan office today, an apparent suicide, reports the New York Times. Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, 65, had been trying to recover money for European clients of Access International Advisors, including investment firm Rothschild and Swiss bank UBS.
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