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Madoff family book: Son thought a text from Wall Street swindler dad was a suicide note
NEW YORK (AP) ' A new book says a son of disgraced Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) called authorities in a panic after receiving a text message he thought was a suicide note from his dad months after his December 2008 fraud scheme arrest.
The forthcoming book is called "Truth and Consequences." It recounts how Andrew Madoff and his brother Mark Madoff got the message on their cellphones in March 2009. Bernard Madoff told his sons he loved them and to look after their mother.
Andrew called police, who checked on his father and found no cause for concern.
The book also has wife and mother Ruth Madoff recounting how she and Bernard Madoff tried to kill themselves weeks after his arrest.
"Truth and Consequences" will be published by Little, Brown and Co. on Oct. 31. The Associated Press bought a copy Thursday.