January 20, 2013

Peter Madoff postpones prison to attend granddaughter's bat mitzvah

NY Post -- Peter Madoff — the prison-bound brother of Ponzi-scheming schmuck Bernie — partied hearty with friends and family at his granddaughter’s bat mitzvah yesterday, seemingly oblivious to the thousands of victims bilked because of his complicity in a multibillion-dollar fraud.

And the party will continue today, when the Madoffs trip the light fantastic at 404 NYC, a sleek event space on 10th Avenue that has hosted the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Parker Posey and Ethan Hawke.

Peter Madoff, 67, was slapped with a 10-year sentence on Dec. 20, but a judge — who received pleas from family and clergy to let the granddad attend the event — delayed Madoff’s incarceration until Feb. 6.

Yesterday, before grandkid Rebecca Skoller read from the Torah at the historic Central Synagogue in Midtown, Madoff was called up to the stage.

He said a brief prayer in Hebrew and touched his lips to the Torah — just like he’ll be kissing his freedom goodbye in two weeks.

“The suffering of others should not be forgotten,” Skoller said during the rite, expanding on a chapter she read from Exodus.

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