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Bernie Bests Butner Bruiser

by Rob Eshman

October 13, 2009 | 1:38 pm

The New York Post headline today screamed, “Bernie’s Bruising Battle—Over Stocks!”

Seems convicted swindler Bernard Madoff got into a prison yard scrap when a fellow inmate and he got into an argument over the stock market.

The shouting match got so heated that the inmate pushed Madoff, who shoved back harder with both hands, causing his attacker to stumble.

As the attacker tried to stand up straight, Madoff hovered over him red-faced and glaring, eyewitnesses said.

The stunned attacker went chicken and took off—allowing Madoff to collect some “cred” among his fellow prisoners.

“I didn’t think Bernie had it in him. He got the best of him; he was really aggressive, and the other guy was in shock that he fought back,” an inmate said.

Any number of Madoff bios have remarked upon his pent up, passive aggressive temper—maybe prison is where the true Bernie can come out.

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