D.C. Museum Opens Madoff Exbibit

May 24 2013 | 10:37am ET

Artifacts from one of the greatest financial frauds in history have gone on display in a Washington, D.C., museum.

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment this week opened a permanent exhibition on the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. featuring items including a master key to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities' Manhattan offices, a short apology note Madoff wrote to his surviving son following the suicide of his older son, an early Madoff business card, the wooden snake from his yacht and an account statement from one of his victims.

"He is the No. 1 public enemy for financial crime," exhibit curator Janine Vaccarello said. "He was a serial killer of the financial industry."

The museum worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Madoff victims and Madoff's family in building the display.


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