Bernie Madoff attacked in prison

March 18, 2010 12:13:49 PM PDT
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was recently attacked by a fellow prison inmate.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 71-year-old Madoff was assaulted in December and was treated for a broken nose, fractured ribs and cuts to his head and face.

The report says the attack started as a dispute over money.

Madoff is currently serving a 150 year sentence in North Carolina for running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors billions of dollars.