Madoff Arrives At North Carolina Prison

WITN News has learned that disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been moved to a federal prison in Butner.

He arrived in the Granville County facility around 11: 15 a.m aboard a prison bus. Butner is about 30 miles north of Raleigh.

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Linda Thomas says Madoff arrived at the Butner facility Tuesday morning, after a brief stay at an Atlanta prison while in transit from a federal jail in New York City.

The 71-year-old Madoff was sentenced last month to a 150-year sentence after admitting he bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in a massive Ponzi scheme.


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A Bureau of Prisons Web site says that disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been moved to a federal prison in Atlanta.

The site was updated early Tuesday to list Madoff's location as the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta. No further details were given, and a bureau spokeswoman declined comment early Tuesday.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday that Madoff had left a New York lockup on his way to a North Carolina facility. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss prisoner transfers.

The 71-year-old Madoff was sentenced last month to a 150-year sentence after admitting he bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in a massive Ponzi scheme.


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