Update: Bernie Madoff Dying Of Cancer Claim Refuted

August 24, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – It looks as thought Bernie Madoff’s sentence will be a much shorter one than expected. According to sources who have spoken to the New York Post, the Ponzi schemer is dying of cancer.

“He’s been taking about 20 pills a day for his cancer, he talks about it all the time. He’s not doing very well.” an anonymous inmate was quoted as saying.

Madoff, who confessed to orchestrating and running an elaborate financial scheme that stole millions from a number of people but didn’t name names to cut a deal, is serving 150 years behind bars for his crimes.

While no one had expected the 71-year-old to be in prison nearly as long as that, his ill health shows how little he truly had to lose in taking many of his secrets to the grave.

Some are speculating that he so readily confessed in order to protect others who were also involved in the scheme. While names have not been released in connection to this theory, there were rumors about his wife at the time of the initial arrest, and other within his company.

Madoff, for his part, isn’t talking to the press, and his lawyer has not made an official comment about the claims made by several inmates as to his health condition.

The fact that Madoff has pancreatic cancer was confirmed at the time of his incarceration.

Source: NY Post

Update: A spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has told The Huffington Post that Monday morning’s report in the New York Post that Madoff is dying from cancer is false.


2 Responses to “Update: Bernie Madoff Dying Of Cancer Claim Refuted”

  1. Bill Morrison on August 24th, 2009 7:34 pm

    Big deal, no one feels sorry for him,, he will die in jail

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