Madoff Is Cancer-Free: Prison Official

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 3:55 PM CDT
Madoff's new home: the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Contrary to what you might have read in the New York Post, Bernie Madoff does not have cancer, Bloomberg reports. “While the N.Y. Post story is full of inaccuracies, and we can’t specifically address all of them, we can tell you that Bernie Madoff is not terminally ill, and has not been diagnosed with cancer,” a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman says. The Post reported that he might have pancreatic cancer. His lawyer offered little help in clarifying the situation: “I don’t discuss my client’s physical or mental condition.”