Florida to Federal Crimes: Madoff and Jail for Dummies

Kieran Crowley, New York Post, Jail for Dummies

Bernard Madoff’s niece and another relative — worried they’ll wind up behind bars — have contacted a consultant who teaches white-collar criminals how to survive in federal prison and secure early release, sources said. A jail cell would be a stark change for Shana Madoff, who grew up on a six-acre Woodbury, LI, estate called Hastings Hall owned by her parents, Peter and Marion Madoff. Peter is Bernie’s brother.

Shana, 38, who was a compliance officer with the infamous Madoff firm, contacted Larry Levine, a former federal prisoner and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, the sources said.

Levine refused to identify his clients, but admitted that “a female relative of Bernie Madoff contacted me” about taking his Fedtime 101 crash course. Shana contacted the company two weeks ago “because she was concerned about her safety” should she ever go to jail, one source said.


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