Spoils of Bernard Madoff’s Lavish Life on Auction Block at a Manhattan Hotel this Saturday


NEW YORK (AP).- Jailed financier Bernard Madoff led a lavish lifestyle until his downfall. The disgraced financier left homes filled with luxury goods — and everyday items like underwear, slippers and T-shirts, all monogrammed to fit his ego. Thousands of belongings from the New York City penthouse Madoff shared with his wife are headed for auction at a Manhattan hotel this Saturday. Federal marshals staged a preview Wednesday of items seized from the apartment and the Madoffs’ Long Island beachhouse — from bed linens, clothing, cookware and luggage to intimate items like used socks, cuticle scissors and even bottles of shampoo. There also were artworks, more than a dozen luxury watches, and antique furniture. “And he loved shoes and spent a lot of money on 250 pairs — some never worn,” said auctioneer Bob