Ruth Madoff will divorce her husband, Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, in order to
reconcile with her son, a Madoff biographer said recently.
Ruth Madoff, 70,
reportedly has not visited her husband of 52 years in prison since their son
Mark, 46, committed suicide last December, according to Diana Henriques, author
of "Bernie Madoff: The Wizard of Lies." Another son, Andrew, reportedly has not
had contact with his mother since the suicide, and turned her away from a
memorial service for Mark at his home in Greenwich, Conn., the New York Post
The brothers, who turned in their father, broke off contact
with their mother after she chose to support her husband during legal
Henriques told CBS' The Early Show that "there are good
signs of reconciliation" between mother and son.
Bernard Madoff bilked
investors out of approximately $20 billion during his 20-year Ponzi scheme. He
is serving a 150-year sentence at the federal prison in Butner, N.C.