While an attorney for convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff says his client is being treated for dizziness and high blood pressure, WTVD-TV in Raleigh, N.C., says it has learned Madoff suffered "serious injuries consistent with an assault" last Friday. The one-time investment adviser, who bilked his clients of billions of dollars, is serving his 150-year sentence at a federal prison in Butner, N.C.
According to the Associated Press, federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley said there have been no assaults at the prison where Madoff is being held in the past week. Madoff was taken from the prison to a hospital last Friday. He's now back at the prison, in its medical clinic. WTVD says it has been told by sources with knowledge of the situation that Madoff suffered "facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung."