I'm going to have to start a spreadsheet if these big money playerz keep dropping. I'm sure it was natural causes, but the trend is not their friend. If I am State Farm or some other insurer, I may have to raise my rates on high net work individuals...Death of Madoff Friend Raises Questions
from The Deal (a must-read every day, by the way, FJ)
Florida investor and philanthropist Jeffry Picower, alleged to have extracted billions dollars in his long time friend Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, died Sunday after he was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, according to local reports. Palm Beach police are investigating the death as a drowning, but have not ruled out anything on the cause of death. The former New York lawyer and accountant had been a friend of Madoff for decades...
At least he wasn't suicided out of a window. And speaking of that creepy/odd/nothing-to-see-here death (and the one from the same building a few months back) - I had considered a gig with IAEA last year and would have been working in an office near where the CTBT guys are. Interesting. I wonder what his computer systems were picking up with CTBT's massive monitoring network?
These deaths will probably wind up being either from natural causes in Picower's case, to a tragic suicide or criminal action in Mr. Hampton's case. That said, odd things seem afoot in the world of finance and in the typically staid world of nuclear arms control.