Bernie Madoff’s Daughter-in-Law Finally Decides to Change Her Name

Stephanie Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff’s son Mark, has apparently had enough of getting glared at every time she hands over her credit card at the supermarket. Yesterday, she asked a court to let her and the children take the last name Morgan, to “avoid the embarrassment, harassment, and endangerment associated with the name.”

According to the Post:

She understatedly notes that her father-in-law “was recently featured prominently in the news for defrauding numerous investors in his companies.”

Understandable, but it wasn’t that recently. It’s been over a year since Madoff confessed to his Ponzi scheme; one would think she would have made time to do this routine personal errand earlier. Now, the papers have — aside from the occasional prison high jinks — largely stopped covering him, and the story has since progressed past the obligatory Law & Order knockoff to a full glamorization on Damages. Not even Madoff’s victims care anymore. As one tells the Daily News, “I’m beyond thinking about the Madoff family.” Weird.

Kin: We quit being Madoffs [NYP]
Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff’s daughter-in-law, plus two grandkids, are changing their last name [NYDN]

Bernie Madoff’s Daughter-in-Law Finally Decides to Change Her Name