Bernie Madoff Has Heart Attack in Prison

Image: getty images

Bernard Madoff suffered a heart attack in prison.

CNBC reported Wednesday that Madoff confirmed to them that he was hospitalized last month after a heart attack.

The report said that Madoff, 75, is also suffering from stage four kidney disease.

Madoff, a former stockbroker, is serving 150 years at a federal prison in Butner, N.C. for what is believed the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.

Many of the victims of his scheme were Jewish organizations.

Written by


Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Bernie Madoff Has Heart Attack in Prison

Thank you!

This article has been sent!