Jailed author of the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history is on his the move again. He is currently being transferred from a medium security prison in Atlanta to an undisclosed location, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
A spokeswoman at the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Madoff had left Atlanta and was in transit after U.S. prison records showed that the disgraced financier was taken to the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, from his New York jail cell.
Madoff, 71, arrived at the Atlanta prison on Tuesday after he was moved from his New York jail cell.
He was sentenced on June 29 for orchestrating a $65 billion worldwide fraud.
Madoff's lawyer had asked that his client be incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, a medium-security prison about 70 miles northwest of New York City. The prisons bureau will decide where the self-confessed fraudster will spend the rest of his life.
Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 counts and got the maximum sentence on each. He received 20 years for two counts of international money laundering, as well as for single counts of securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and making a false statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission.