WASHINGTON (WNCN) – Bernie Madoff is asking President Donald Trump to commute his sentence.

The Department of Justice website shows Madoff has filed a clemency petition that’s still pending.

There’s no word from the White House as to whether the president may grant his request.

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Madoff, now 81, was arrested in 2008 and later convicted in relation to being the mastermind behind a massive Ponzi scheme.

Madoff swindled billions of dollars from his investors.

Madoff is now serving a 150-year sentence for money laundering, perjury, and other crimes.

He is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner.

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