Madoff beat up in prison ... does anyone feel bad?
What’s that they say about karma? It’s a (blank) … something with a ‘B’, right?
Indeed, the hits keep on coming for everyone's favourite pariah, Bernie Madoff, who can’t stop making headlines despite his current 150-year vacation in a North Carolina state prison.
On a day when the debut of March Madness featured a buzzer beater upset and no short supply of thrilling finishes, it was a report in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal about the disgraced financier that had many people talking.
According to the story, Madoff was viciously beaten inside his federal prison last December by a “beefy man” who used to be a body builder and hold a Judo black belt.
“The dispute centred on money the assailant thought he was owed by Mr. Madoff,” the article reads, noting one inside source alleged Madoff was treated for a broken nose, fractured ribs and cuts to his head/face after the assault.
Of course, no details of the beat-down can be 100% verified – the local Bureau of Prisons denied it took place, inmates admit the attack happened but only under a cloak of anonymity and Madoff’s lawyer says his client’s trip to the jail medical ward was simply for “high blood pressure and heart palpitations” – though maybe such authentication is beside the point here.
If we presume the assault is a hoax, one question stands out: wouldn’t some people wish something like this on the 71-year-old Ponzi king?
Probably, which raises the second query on the topic: if it did happen, would anyone feel bad for the guy?
Let’s go back over the facts here. Seventy-one-year old banker gets pummelled by young, fit martial arts beefcake. Old man, already paranoid for bilking $65 billion from investors worldwide, has to live the rest of his days apart from his family and constantly looking over his shoulder.
Come on, we live in a forgiving society! Someone, somewhere has to empathize with Bernie, don’t they?
Let’s turn this thing over to two readers of the New York Daily News, who’ll surely offer an unfiltered take on what would (and should) happen to Madoff in prison:
“Aint (sic) no justice like prison justice,” writes robkinnjusa.
“I knew that his fellow inmates would take care of this POS,” adds melloca. “He better not drop the soap next time.”
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: glenn hanna | Mar 19, 2022 10:51:10 AM
I have worked in a prison where an inmate was jailed for white collar crime (embezzelment) of public funds. Thee was no intrest by other hard core inmates to judge or intimidate the old man. The old man eventually suffered from a nervous breakdown due to his confinement and low self esteem from being incarcerated. The same will happen to Madoff, not any kind of retribution by another inmate who is probably in jail for also stealing other peoples money.
Posted by: Nicol | Mar 19, 2022 2:50:02 PM
Nobody deserves being beaten for any reason.
It's unfortunate that Mr Madoff has to spend his elderly years being somebody's bitch just as it's unfortunate that Mr Madoff's cleints got taken to the cleaners. Two terrible situations do nobody any tangible good. The triumph of Evil all actions are harmful without benefit to anyone.
Posted by: Steed | Mar 19, 2022 7:33:02 PM
Nicol, I must totally disgree with you. He does deserve to be severely beaten. Although beating up "Made-off" doesn't provide any tangible benefit, it does feel good. My only regret is that I wasn't able to watch it.
Posted by: Rick | Mar 20, 2022 3:59:09 AM
Is that the guy that wiped out peoples retirement funds? If that's the case I find hard to feel sorry for him. But I also find the idea of beating the crap out of an old man distasteful.
Posted by: Dee | Mar 20, 2022 7:25:24 AM
I personally know someone that was ripped off by this joker.What this "person" has done to other people's lives are imaginable.Entire life savings gone because of a very greedy individual that is sick in the head.I don't care how old this person is--he does deserve something--I think his best punishment would be to let all those people that he has scammed over the the years,let them decide what to do to him.
I know what I would want done with him !!!!!!
Posted by: Ron | Mar 20, 2022 7:37:52 AM
What I would like to know is what happened to the $65 Billion dollars, I think Madoff could have been very well scammed himself, As far as the beating goes it proves nothing, Personally I think the real crooks are still enjoying that $65 B
Posted by: chantal | Mar 20, 2022 8:15:25 AM
I personally dont think they had a right to beat him up...yes he stole money but i think the beatings should be left for the rapists, murderers and child molesters....he is 71 years old like thats digusting...he made bad choices but now has to suffer the consequences of dying in prison...so why does he deserve a beating on top of that....
Posted by: Rick | Mar 20, 2022 8:44:50 AM
I changed my mind because those people he ripped off still have to provide for themselves while he gets three meals a day and a roof over his head.
I think they should let the victims beat on him every time he heals up till he drops dead.
Posted by: cathy crocker | Mar 20, 2022 9:04:26 AM
Why is corporal punishment for any reason used as an acceptable emotional outlet in your culture? I was living in Poland during the cold war. On St. Lucinda's Day-December 13th 1982, the Presidium of the USSR, Breznev had just died. The bells rang out in Aushwitz, the small town I was staying in in Poland. People were laughing and dancing everywhere. Martial law had come to an end.
When I returned to Ottawa. Canada and decribed to my Ottawa bureaucrat father how we had danced in the streets when Breznev died, my father said "I am surprised at you! Why would you celebrate the death of a man - any man? I thought you were better than that."
Why would you celebrate the corporal punishment of a man - any man? Is this culture not better than that?
Posted by: tom | Mar 20, 2022 9:50:43 AM
i think that if this happened to any of the top people in the stock exchange and if he really stole that kind of money than he could have bought off all the legal bullshit like jackson simpson did and he wouldnt be in jail at all it a cover up for the top dogs of the american society to deal with and the poor old guy i dont think hes so poor after all wheres the money he is the only one that knows
Posted by: Angele | Mar 20, 2022 11:46:33 AM
I personally was the victim of a man like Madoff. After an accident incapacitated me he liquidated a lifetime of assets under the pretence of mangaging my affairs. Would I care if he was beaten? I am indiferent it will not bring back what was stolen from me. If anything having his name in the news again rubs salt in my wounds and reminds me of the injuries I try so hard every day to put behind me. Jail is where he belongs. Beyond that I do not care nor do I wish to know. I struggle daily as a result of his actions. Close the door and turn away do not give him the dignity of acknowledgement, he does not deserve it. Let the victims rebuild what is left of thier lives with out having to hear thta name ever again.
Posted by: trevor | Mar 20, 2022 12:05:04 PM
I don't know what half of you are even talking about.. the $65 Billion never disappeared, the government stepped in and distributed all of his assets back to the people he scammed.. since he spent a lot of the money, most of the money the people invested was never recovered. The only money he got to keep was $2 Million that they let his wife have so she won't be homeless.
And yes, obviously this man was a sociopath and he has ruined many lives financially so he definitely deserves to be beaten. Think about if you worked hard your entire life, saving every dime so when you retire you can travel around a bit and have a little bit of financial freedom, maybe leaving a few dollars for your kids.. then this guy steals your money and spends it recklessly with no remorse.. He deserves A LOT more than a beating.
Madoff ruined peoples lives just as a rapist would.. the only difference is that Madoff raped a sh*tload of people
Posted by: One | Mar 20, 2022 1:15:31 PM
Imagine that... the wife actually got to keep 2 million. That's right folks... 20 grand would have been more than enough.
As for him getting beat up... No one should care. He had it coming, in fact, he only gave himself up to the authorities to save himself from a much worse fate because he screwed the wrong people over. Some wanted him dead, or worse, and I won't go into details.
Perhaps your life wasn't ruined by that man for you to feel any kind of sympathy, but he won't get any from me.
Posted by: Matt Parliament | Mar 20, 2022 1:47:49 PM
He deserves jail time for the crimes he has commited. This is his due to society for the wrongs he has commited and his opportunity for rehabilitation.
He does not deserve to be treated as though he wasn't a human being. If the stories are true then the jail system is failing him. He does have the right to be protected from harm's way.
I know his actions were morally reprehensible. But that doesn't mean ours should be. Are we or are we not morally superior?
Posted by: Rick D | Mar 20, 2022 1:49:00 PM
Madoff.....isn't that a brand of punching bag?
Posted by: Rick D | Mar 20, 2022 1:53:04 PM
People, the man paid $65 billion dollars for those beatings, doesn't anyone want to see him get his money"s worth?? let the beatings begin.
Posted by: EUGENE | Mar 20, 2022 3:10:54 PM
time for me to go over there and beat the SHIt out of this liberal scumbag!
Posted by: Rob | Mar 20, 2022 3:17:22 PM
Beating up a man in his seventies by a young bodybuilder is just like the bully in the school yard.
Has nothing to do with his crime as everybody in prison is their for a crime.
Posted by: dave | Mar 20, 2022 3:39:00 PM
I do not know anyone affected by him at all. i can only imagine the hardships he has caused to people that needed the money for their families. I don't believe in violence, fighting solves no disagreement. But when I hear of how he robbed all those families and now someone kicked his butt in prison I can only say one thing - b*** got what he deserved...may it happen many more times despite his age.
Posted by: cd | Mar 20, 2022 4:19:16 PM
I would love to beat the shit and the piss out of him my self i am 78 years old
Posted by: Andrew | Mar 20, 2022 4:32:48 PM
The thing about social media and responding like this is that it shines a light on the lack of education and lack of consideration of real issues. We are lucky to live in a society where people with no knowledge or research or education can voice opinions. Madoff is a sociopath. There are many in business like him. Does he deserve what happens in jail? Who cares. You should ask yourself what you want from sentencing. Do you want you change society or punish?
Posted by: Jimi | Mar 20, 2022 5:02:02 PM
Funny this guy stole a lot of money, what about the big banks that steal our money everyday. If anybody deserves a beating it's the men that creatated todays banking system. When has human life and respect, come to a second spot to money. Violence has no postive outcome. This guy has to spend his last days locked up, no family this should be fair punishment itself.
Posted by: Old Mac | Mar 20, 2022 6:00:12 PM
"The dispute centred on money the assailant thought he was owed by Mr. Madoff"
Oh really! And I suppose that it never occurred to the assailant that this old rich guy was ripe for extortion ... something like "give me a million dollars or I'll beat the crap out of you, time after time"
Posted by: ashlie | Mar 20, 2022 7:15:14 PM
Do I feel bad? I feel bad that Bernie Madoff was physically beaten, if that is true. I also feel bad for the countless number of lives that have been upset by his actions, but two wrongs do not make a right. Insinuating that Madoff is not a human being is purely immature and completely ignorant. He made mistakes, just as we all do, the only difference is that his mistake cost $65 billion, and was then blown up so that everyone who reads a news paper or turns on their television could be made aware of it.
Nobody deserves to be physically assaulted, in any way. And the comment about "better not drop the soap" makes me physically ill... what type of person wishes that on another?
Posted by: MARIO | Mar 20, 2022 7:27:43 PM
OH , IT REALLY GOT BEATEN UP? WHAT A RELIEVE! WE IN CANADA HAVE A SIMILAR SCUMBAG NAMED VINCENT LACROIX. HE ALSO RUINED THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE WHEN THE MONEY DISAPPEARED, HE STILL IN COURT AWAITING THE SENTENCE, IT WOULD BE GOOD ONCE IN JAIL TO GET THE SAME TREATEMENT OR WORSE . NO PITY FOR THESE BASTARDS
Posted by: SeeHaw | Mar 20, 2022 7:39:57 PM
Doesn't deserve to be beat up. Yes, he's evil, a fraudster and defrauded people of money. However, someone who thinks he can make 15%+ year after year with no fluctuation on his money is greedy as well, not to mention a buffoon. Why did folks lose common sense and invest in something like this? Madoff's greedy, but so were his investors. Two wrongs don't make a right, and neither do three.
Posted by: Cathy | Mar 20, 2022 7:54:10 PM
There is a little thing in life called 'Karma' - maybe he should of thought about how he was hurting other people?
Posted by: broks | Mar 20, 2022 9:20:38 PM
time for me to go over and beat the sh.t out of this con. scumbag.
Posted by: broks | Mar 20, 2022 9:25:26 PM
what the hell has the liberals to do with that man? get your supplier to start you on another slant, the cons must not be paying you enough for you to have to use your brain, if you have one.
Posted by: Rick | Mar 20, 2022 9:39:20 PM
Right on cd, lol.
That would work. hahaha.