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Madoff NOT dying of cancer – Prisons Bureau

August 25, 2009

The latest update on the health of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is that Madoff is NOT dying of cancer.

rtr26mbdA spokeswoman said in a written statement: “Bernie Madoff is not terminally ill, and has not been diagnosed with cancer”, although the bureau didn’t deal with every point raised in the New York Post story.

The Post had reported that the fraudster, who is serving a 150-year jail sentence in a North Carolina prison, had told inmates he does not have long to live, and quoted one inmate saying Madoff was taking “about 20 pills a day” and was “not doing very well”.

Legal experts said a serious illness could have guided Madoff’s decision to plead guilty to the $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

However, one victims’ lawyer, Joseph Cotchett, said he had seen no indication that Madoff was sick when he visited him in prison last month.

Comments

Well , Well , if as advertised he is an ace fraudster , why should we be surprised by this suggested fraud ?

Posted by Dermot | Report as abusive
 

Sounds to me like some people are just trying to extend there 15 minutes in the lime light. Who really cares about this mans health condition, when his time comes let it come. Don’t make a big deal of a criminals life.

Posted by Becky | Report as abusive
 

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