Bernie Madoff Moved to a Prison Medical Center


Bernie Madoff, the convicted Ponzi patriarch now serving a 150-year federal prison sentence, has been moved to a low-security medical facility, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Madoff, who was found guilty of authoring a $65 billion fraud of epic proportions, was moved to the medical facility at the federal prison in Butner, N.C. last Friday.

The reason for Madoff's transfer is unknown -- the medical facility handles routine checkups, as well as more serious medical matters. (Update: The New York Times reports that Madoff is being treated for dizzyness and high blood pressure.) In November, Madoff was beaten up by a fellow prisoner. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Prisons denied a report that Madoff had cancer, and reiterated that point again on Wednesday.%%DynaPub-Enhancement class="enhancement contentType-HTML Content fragmentId-1 payloadId-61603 alignment-right size-small"%%