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College Student, Son of Madoff Accountant, Dies in Apparent Suicide

Jeremy Friehling, 23, found dead from gunshot wound in Columbus, OH.

A college student from New City, the son of the New City man who was the longtime accountant for Bernard Madoff, has died of an apparent suicide in Columbus, OH, according to police.

Clarkstown police in Rockland County said they were notified Thursday night of the death of Jeremy Friehling, 23, who was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Friehling was the son of David G. Friehling of New City, a former accountant who worked for Bernard Madoff. Friehling pleaded guilty in Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, a fraud that ran for years and had thousands of victims who lost billions of dollars — including many victims througout the Westchester, Putnam and Rockland area.

Friehling, charged in 2009, admitted in federal court that he produced the audits that allowed Madoff to hide his Ponzi scheme from the government for years.

In 2010, Mark Madoff, the son of jailed Bernard Madoff, commited suicide. He was found hanging in a Manhattan apartment.

Vince Gram November 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM
OMG that is so sad Jeremy was a smart kid graduated Valor Dictorian from Clarkstown North, he will be missed.
Donna Dixon November 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM
When we make decisions, they will effect our children, our spouses, and our friends. Although this young man is not responsible for anything his dad did, he must have felt so diminished by it. I wish he could have gotten help for those feelings. He had his whole life ahead of him. This is on his dad, same as Bernie's dead son. Rest in peace and God Bless his family and friends as they must deal with this. Please get counseling, you don't have to handle this by yourself!
notinthecaseofcellphonesandleafblowers November 17, 2012 at 05:50 AM
You have no idea why he killed himself, none.
Craig Noor November 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM
you are correct but it is all but certain that his father's actions, and mr. madoff's, didnt help the young man to feel any better about himself and his life

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