Colleagues of [accused Ponzi scheme operator and investment firm owner Bernard Madoff] said he was fair to those he dealt with and generous to charities including the Special Olympics. Mr. Madoff treated employees well and loved to take friends and colleagues onto his 55-foot fishing boat, called Bull, said Frank Christensen, a retired BYSE broker.
"I really think very highly of him," said Mr. Christensen. "People make mistakes."
- From a front page article in The Wall Street Journal, December 13-14, 2008
[Execupundit tip: Always check the name of their boat.]