‘I’ve made more money for Jewish people and charities than I’ve lost,’ he says
Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Bernard Madoff, the convicted Ponzi schemer currently serving a 150-year sentence at a medium-security prison in Butner, N.C., doesn’t much mind his surroundings. “It’s actually very pretty,” he told Politico reporter MJ Lee in a three-hour interview last week, likening the prison to a college campus.
The interview, which was published today, offers insight into Madoff’s life behind bars, as well as his health and state of mind. He’s being treated for kidney disease (but not cancer, he maintains, as has been reported), and had a stent implanted after a heart attack late last year. (more…)