New York NY: New York newspapers have gotten hold of a copy of an invitation sent to Madoff family members and other guests about their annual Valentines Day formal dinner party. Attached to the invitation was the following letter.
This past year has been bad economically for all of us. However, we realize that the family and our guests enjoy our wonderfully hosted annual dinner party. So we are going to continue this gala, even during these trying times. The black tie event will be held at our 8000 square foot Manhattan condominium on February 14, 2009. Please mark your calendars accordingly.
There will be a few changes this year as there will not be a caterer, bartenders or waiters. Guests should bring a hot dish, salads, cookies napkins and that sort of stuff. BYOB is in effect, including vintage French wines (my wine storage warehouse has been impounded), soft drinks and imported bottled water. We will supply the table linens, plastic wine glasses and paper cups.
Additionally, please take a taxi as valet parking on the premises or at the curb will be $50.00 per car, no exceptions. Tuxedos can be rented for a nominal fee. Please do not knock over the For Rent signs as you enter the apartment building.