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Bernie Madoff is Dying and Wants Out of Prison, Court Filing Says

Bernie Madoff/facebook photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Fraudster Bernie Madoff, who became the poster boy of  all that is evil in the investment world, wants out of prison early because he’s dying.

In a court filing, Madoff, 81, says he has less than 18 months to live due to kidney disease, the New York Times reports.

In 2009, he admitted  running a Ponzi scheme that financially ruined individuals and organizations, including non-profits. He was sentenced to 150 years in prison.

“Madoff does not dispute the severity of his crimes, nor does he seek to minimize the suffering of his victims,” his lawyer, Brandon Sample, wrote in the court filing. “Madoff humbly asks this court for a modicum of compassion.”

Madoff is housed at federal medical center at the prison in Butner, N.C.

 

Swindler Bernie Madoff Adjusting: He’s Finally Among His Own

Bernie Madoff/facebook photo

Bernie Madoff/facebook photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

At first blush it might seem a little surprising that world class swindler Bernie Madoff, who lived a life of luxury only few can ever realize, would adjust so well to prison life at a federal facility in North Carolina.

But when you think about it,  the 71-year-old con man is truly among his own: thieves, folks who have cheated and lied and tried to beat the system.

The Wall Street Journal reports that “he is adjusting to his new life behind rows of gleaming silver razor wire in this small Southern town.”

“Inmate No. 61727-054 shares an unlocked cell at the medium-security prison at Butner Federal Correctional Complex with a younger man named Frank,” the Journal reports. “He wears khaki prison garb and has been spotted walking on an outdoor track. He plays bocce, chess and checkers. He scrubs pots and pans in the prison kitchen.”

Inmates at the facility include Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and Colombo crime-family boss Carmine Persico.

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