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Madoff had dizziness, high blood pressure

December 25, 2009

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— The federal Bureau of Prisons says dizziness and hypertension were responsible for the hospitalization of Bernard Madoff.

Spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says Madoff is being treated at a hospital at the Butner federal prison in North Carolina. The 71-year-old disgraced financier was moved there Friday.

Lawyer Ira Sorkin says Madoff has “had some dizzy spells and some high blood pressure.”

Billingsley said Thursday that Madoff was not assaulted at the prison.

Madoff has been imprisoned since March after pleading guilty to fraud and admitting cheating thousands of investors out of billions of dollars.

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