Bernie Madoff’s Accountant’s Son Commits Suicide

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Jeremy Friehling, the 23-year-old son of Bernie Madoff's accountant David Friehling, killed himself by gunshot on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, where he was studying medicine. His father, David Friehling, pleaded guilty in 2009 to nine criminal charges pertaining to his role in assisting Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme; his sentencing has been delayed numerous times. "There is no indication at all that it had anything to do with his father’s situation," Columbus police stated. Still, the sad situation carries an eerie echo of Madoff's own son Mark's suicide two years ago.