Austrian Lady Banker or Bernie Madoff in Drag? You Decide.


Is this a picture of Sonja Kohn, an Austrian banker currently being sued for $19.6 billion in damages for “masterminding a 23-year conspiracy that played a central role” in financing Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme? Or, as DealBook commenter Lalaland pointed out, is this “so obviously Madoff in drag it’s not even funny”? The hooked nose, the slight jowls, the cat-that-ate-your-life-savings grin … and he/she’s not even attempting to hide the patch of gray hair poking out from the right side of the wig. Bernie, come out from that pilgrim collar this instant! [DealBook/NYT]