Ponzi king Madoff attacked by fellow inmate in jail

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Sydney, Mar. 19 (ANI): Ponzi king Bernard Madoff suffered a busted nose, fractured ribs and cuts to his head and face after he was beaten up by a fellow prisoner at the Butler, NC, federal prison, where he is serving a 150-year sentence for his multi-billion dollar fraud.

After being bashed up last December, he ended up in the hospital, The New York Post reports.

While prison officials denied that Madoff was assaulted, another inmate confirmed that Madoff was roughened up.

The official account at the time was that the 65 billion dollar swindler was suffering from dizziness and hypertension, and therefore he was admitted to hospital.

But sources reveal that a beefy man doing time for a drug conviction had attacked Madoff.

The Bureau of Prisons now says that it interviewed Madoff about the incident.

"In December, he told staff he was not assaulted, and an investigation was completed following his statements, which corroborated his statements," said Traci Billingsley, a bureau spokeswoman. (ANI)

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