Bernie Madoff attacked in prison

SAN FRANCISCO

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.

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