Madoff Investor Found Dead Of Possible Suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The founder of a hedge fund that invested with Bernard Madoff has been found dead at his Manhattan office.

A spokeswoman with the New York Medical Examiner says Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet's death was reported Tuesday.

A French newspaper is reporting that de la Villehuchet committed suicide. The medical examiner spokeswoman says it has not determined the cause of death yet.

Authorities found de la Villehuchet at 7:50 a.m. with no pulse at his office of Access International Advisors on Madison Avenue.

Madoff is accused of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

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