Bernie Madoff suffers heart attack: Report

Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York, in this December 17, 2008 file photo....

Bernard Madoff walks back to his apartment in New York, in this December 17, 2008 file photo. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files)

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Jailed Wall Street conman Bernie Madoff is recovering after suffering a heart attack last month, according to a U.S. report.

The 75-year-old fraudster fell ill in his cell at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina and was transferred to a nearby hospital, according to CNBC.

Madoff has also reportedly been diagnosed with a kidney disease.

Prison officials and his lawyer have declined to comment about his condition.

Madoff, a former top financier and investment advisor, is serving a 150-year prison term for stealing billions of dollars from wealthy clients such as Steven Spielberg, John Malkovich and Kevin Bacon.


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