Harry Markopolos, the whistle-blower on the Berrnard Madoff case, just offered a remarkable cloak-and-dagger tidbit in his testimony before a House committee, demonstrating his commitment to bringing Madoff to justice.
He said he offered to go under cover, “as I was trained to in the army,” — and wearing a disguise — in order to catch Madoff.
Here’s the full quote:
In fact, I made an offer to the SEC in my October 2001 submission, if you look closely, you’ll see, I offered to go undercover for the SEC, under their command and control, and have no one know where I was, except my wife, and have no contact with my family, during this time. And I would have assumed a disguise, as I was trained to in the army, and gone under cover and led that team to a successful result very quickly. I don’t know what more I could do to put it on the line.
We don’t either. Though the wife exception makes it seem like maybe he wasn’t really committed enough.
And here’s the video: