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Madoff in Georgia prison: reports

world Updated: Jul 15, 2009 02:18 IST

A Bureau of Prisons Web site says that disgraced financier Bernard Madoff has been moved to a federal prison in Atlanta. The site was updated early on Tuesday to list Madoff's location as the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta. No further details were given, and a bureau spokeswoman declined comment early today.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday that Madoff had left a New York lockup on his way to a North Carolina facility.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss prisoner transfers. The 71-year-old Madoff was sentenced last month to a 150-year sentence after admitting he bilked thousands of investors out of billions of dollars in a massive Ponzi scheme.