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December 26, 2009

Rough first holiday season for Bernie Madoff in prison

This ABC News report permits an extra little bit of Bernie Madoff schadenfreude this holiday season:

Bernie Madoff fell out of bed and suffered facial injuries, according to ABC affiliate WTVD in North Carolina.  The affiliate had initially reported that the convicted Ponzi schemer had facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung consistent with an assault, but is now reporting he experienced heavy facial bleeding from the fall.  Duke University Medical Center said Madoff had been treated there, according to the Associated Press.

Bernie Madoff attorney Ira Sorkin told ABC News that Madoff was admitted to the hospital with dizziness and high blood pressure.

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Do more damage, in a crime, than the value of a human life, say, $6 million. It is time to leave the earth. One's welcome here has worn out.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Dec 26, 2009 7:54:18 PM

sounds more like abuse to me! That's an awful lot of damage from a so-called fall out of bed!

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Dec 26, 2009 9:25:13 PM

The affiliate had initially reported that the convicted Ponzi schemer had facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung consistent with an assault, but is now reporting he experienced heavy facial bleeding from the fall.

Sounds like "the affiliate" isn't doing its job very well.

Posted by: Draco | Dec 28, 2009 4:51:02 AM

now of couse the question becomes which is it!. Is the first report the truth that has now been barried by the prison/state govt or is the 2nd one?

Posted by: rodsmith3510 | Dec 28, 2009 1:56:49 PM

All of your sources are incorrect on this one. Mr. Madoff willfully and maliciously attacked the prison floor with his face and upper body. The floor is remaining silent out of fear of being labeled a snitch.

Posted by: Los Angeles Paralegal | Dec 28, 2009 6:17:01 PM

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