The founder of Black Umbrella moved in with Andrew Madoff three days before the black storm of his father’s Ponzi scheme broke. Hooper, a graduate of Bryn Mawr, launched her firm – which aids individuals with “emergency preparedness” and sells such items as anti-radiation suits and pocket sized radiation detectors – in 2009 and profited from her role in “arranging” the 2011 book Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family. She found it nigh on impossible to rent a TriBeCa flat despite a budget of $20,000 a month in 2012 due to landlords not wanting her partner in their properties. In 2012, she told Fortune: “You can’t let someone else write your epitaph”.
Nine-year-old Tobias Weller has raised £145,000 for good causes by walking two marathons in spite of having cerebral palsy and autism.
Giving a knighthood to Philip May for “political services” is absolutely preposterous given his firm’s dubious connections; instead Count Binface would have been a better recipient.
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