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Inmates Want to Beat Up Madoff

Bernard Madoff

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Welcome, Bernie, to the clinker: The New York Post reports that a few of Bernard Madoff's fellow inmates are talking about beating him up to bolster their jailhouse cred. But not everyone on the inside hates him. Other inmates respect and even admire Madoff because "[he] didn't tell on anybody, he didn't take everybody down with him," according to an unnamed source with a relative in the same North Carolina federal prison. Madoff swindled more than 1,000 people out of $65 billion in a Ponzi scheme lasting two decades.