Diana B. Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist, is the author of The Wizard of Lies, a New York Times bestseller about the Bernie Madoff scandal, and three other books on business history. As a writer for The New York Times, she has largely specialized in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.
“She probably knows more than anyone outside the F.B.I. and the Securities and Exchange Commission about the mechanics of the fraud. As a consequence, in The Wizard of Lies she is able to add significant detail to the story.”
New York Times BestsellerThe Wizard of Lies is now available in paperback; with exclusive expanded content including the increasingly troubled bankruptcy proceedings and Madoff’s continued behind-bars rationalizations.
From an interview on Here & Now with Robin Young & Jeremy Hobson, WBUR Boston public radio:
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Diana discusses new material in the paperback edition of The Wizard of Lies, including Madoff’s health and declining relationship with his wife; as well as brief commentary on the JPMorgan Chase trading scandal.
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Bernie Madoff is now about three years into his 150-year prison sentence, and despite pleading guilty to a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, he’s apparently trying to clear his name.
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In a recent interview with “60 Minutes” that will air Sunday, Bernie Madoff’s wife, Ruth Madoff, claims that she and her husband — the man who orchestrated the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history — tried to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills. In the report, the Madoffs’ son, Andrew, supports Ruth Madoff’s statements.