The NY Post reports that Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is "dying of cancer"—at least according to its sources—and that's why he took the blame for the $65 billion fraud that landed him a 150 year prison sentence. One inmate claims, "He's been taking about 20 pills a day for his cancer. He talks about it all the time. He's not doing very well," but Madoff's lawyer or his wife's lawyer haven't commented. Additionally, prison sources say that he's "participating in Native American religious purification ceremonies held at an on-grounds 'sweat lodge'" (while shirtless!), "making new friends at the prison complex through another unlikely clique -- the homosexual posse, although the relationships are purely platonic," and being recruited to various gangs at Butner Correctional Complex. Still, one inmate questioned some of Madoff's thinking, "In prison, you stick to your own kind, but he's doing the exact opposite by hanging with the Indians and [homosexuals] -- so who is going to have his back?"