Monday, June 29, 2009
About two dozen San Diegans are among the victims of the multi-billion-dollar scams that have landed Bernard Madoff in prison for life.
The list of those who invested directly with Bernard Madoff Investment Securities is mostly made up of people based in New York or Florida, but there are more than 20 San Diego connections.
Several of them are listed as Family Trusts or Living Trusts, with PO Box addresses in places like Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla. But there are also individuals and couples.
One retiree, reached by phone in Rancho Santa Fe would not speak publicly, but she growled that Madoff “got what he deserved.”
A good number of the San Diego based names have connections with business in New York or Beverley Hills, one appears to have ties to trading operations in Hong Kong and China.
The list includes about a dozen people with homes in the city of San Diego, 3 with Del Mar addresses, two in Poway and in Carlsbad, and one each in Encinitas, Solana Beach and Oceanside.
Several of those who got caught in Madoff’s scam are listed as being in their 80s.