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Bernie Madoff’s Brother Puts L.I. Mansion On The Market

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Bernie Madoff (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Bernie Madoff (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bernard Madoff’s brother has put his Long Island mansion on the market for $6.5 million.

Peter Madoff is selling off real estate as he faces a lawsuit by the trustee reclaiming funds for investors in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

Peter Madoff and his wife bought the 14-room home in Old Westbury for about $2.5 million in 1990, according to Newsday.

The paper cites public records and real estate reports.

The house is on 4 acres of property. The taxes are nearly $75,000.

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