Friday, December 11, 2009

Inmate No. 61727-054, one year later

The Herald reports today that "a year after Bernie Madoff was arrested, a Tamarac neighborhood remains millions of dollars poorer and weary from unending efforts to recover some of their losses."

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that Bernie is getting used to life at the medium-security prison at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina.
He shares an unlocked cell...with a younger man named Frank. He wears khaki prison garb and has been spotted walking on an outdoor track. He plays bocce, chess and checkers. He scrubs pots and pans in the prison kitchen.
The 71-year-old Mr. Madoff also is salvaging something that disappeared in the outside world the moment his fraud was exposed: respect. "To every con artist, he is the godfather, the don," says an inmate interviewed earlier this week.

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