Madoff in Prison Yard Tussle

Bernie shoves another senior citizen in stock market argument
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 13, 2009 5:21 AM CDT
Bernie gave as good as he got in an argument about the stock market in stir, say witnesses.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)
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(Newser) – Scam king Bernie Madoff got into a shove match with another con during an argument about the stock market, according to jailbird witnesses. Another oldster con at the North Carolina fed pen where Bernie's serving 150 years shoved Madoff as the argument escalated. Madoff pushed back, causing the other inmate to stumble. "I didn't think Bernie had it in him. The other guy was in shock that he fought back," an inmate told the New York Post. The two ducked punishment because the confrontation wasn't spotted by guards.