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Bernard L. Madoff leaves US Federal Court after a hearing regarding his bail on January 14, 2009 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Madoff Battling Cancer, Recovering From Heart Attack

Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2009 for bilking investors of $65 billion. He ran his operation out of an office in the Lipstick Building in Midtown Manhattan.


Rapper Ja Rule (file/credit: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

Report: Rapper Ja Rule Out Of New York State Prison, Under Home Confinement

The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, left a state prison in central New York in February after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession, going straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case.