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Madoff's Alleged Mistress: He Feared Wife's Reaction

An investor who claims she had an affair with Bernard Madoff says the disgraced financier was "petrified" that his wife would find out.

The investor, Sheryl Weinstein, theorized Tuesday that a divorce could have prompted financial scrutiny.

Madoff's wrongdoing eventually came to light anyway. He's now serving 150 years in prison for defrauding investors of billions of dollars.

Weinstein wrote a book called "Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie and Me."

She said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that — unlike some other burned investors -- she has no art or jewelry to help make ends meet. Says Weinstein: "What I have to sell is my story."

Attorney Peter Chavkin, who represents Ruth Madoff, has said she did not know about the "alleged affair."

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