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Report: Bernie Madoff Beaten In Prison

Dec. 24 2009, Published 12:15 p.m. ET

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There must be some angry investors behind bars.

Bernie Madoff, the financier who stole billions of dollars from individuals and charities, got a dose of karma behind bars and was beaten so severely he suffered facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, according to ABC 11 in Durham, N.C.

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Madoff was rushed to Duke University Medical Center in Durham last Friday and released two days later.

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But according to the Madoff's lawyer, Ira Sorkin, there was no assault. The Associated Press report that Sorking said his client "had some dizzy spells and some high blood pressure."

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Either way, The 71-year old fraudster, who was imprisoned last March, is now in a medical clinic at the prison in Butner, NC, where he is serving a 150 year sentence for his part in a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.



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