Bernie Madoff Latest: He Fell Out of Bed

The local tv station in Raleigh, NC, that originally reported Bernie Madoff's hospital visit was the result of an assault, is now reporting he fell out of bed and suffered facial bleeding as a result. His lawyer says he suffers from dizziness and high blood pressure.

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    Sigh. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Matt v on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 07:34:09 AM EST
    One question: how far was it to the floor?

    "According to the sources, Madoff came to Duke with facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung."

    the station recanted that version (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 12:06:27 PM EST
    please stop repeating it.

    That line still appears in (none / 0) (#9)
    by sleepingdogs on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 01:30:32 PM EST
    the article you linked, Jeralyn.  I'd imagine that's why it was repeated here.  

    bernie doesnt snitch (none / 0) (#3)
    by pitachips on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 08:26:56 AM EST
    can you imagine what kind of dirty wall street secrets he probably has in hid head? now some guy beats him to within an inch of his death and he still keeps his mouth shut.

    Not just Wall St secrets (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 11:20:26 AM EST
    as commonly understood. More like a labyrinthine, fifty-story, high tech laundromat with hidden passage ways and trap doors.

    If Spandau prison still existed, this guy would be a good candidate. For his own protection, if for no other reason.

    The idea that this "single gunman" ran this scam all by himself is more counterintuitive than the Bin Laden-is-Al-Queda meme.


    Safer (none / 0) (#6)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 11:46:05 AM EST

    He would likely be safer at GITMO!


    don't post speculation as fact (none / 0) (#7)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 12:05:56 PM EST
    here please. Your assumption he was assaulted is just that, an assumption, denied by both BOP and Madoff's attorney.

    Do federal correctional facilities (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 03:41:52 PM EST
    had triple bunk beds?