Madoff Says "F*** My Victims," Inmates Claim

Apparently, the jail-house harassment is getting to Bernard Madoff.

First, the federal Bureau of Prisons said the convicted swindler was treated at a prison medical center for dizziness and hypertension back in December.

Then the Wall Street Journal reported that his trip to the infirmary was caused by a beat down from a fellow inmate, identified as a "beefy man."

Now, New York Magazine reports, Madoff cracked when another inmate chided him for bilking his victims out of billions of dollars.

"F*** my victims," Madoff allegedly snapped, loud enough for other inmates to hear. "I carried them for twenty years, and now I'm doing 150 years."

Read the full New York Magazine article

Of course, not all of Madoff's fellow inmates have a problem with the 71-year-old convicted swindler. Robert Rosso, serving a lifetime prison sentence, called him a "hero" on website he founded called convictinc.com. "He's arguably the greatest con of all time."

Madoff is spending the remainder of his life at a federal penitentiary in North Carolina.

  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith is a senior editor for CBSNews.com

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