"In his first prison interview, a buff-looking Bernie Madoff said he couldn't believe he got away with his massive Ponzi scheme for so long.
"There were several times that I met with the SEC and thought 'they got me,' Madoff told Joseph Cotchett, a San Francisco lawyer threatening to sue his wife, sons and brother on behalf of a group of victims.
"Cotchett said he and his partner, Nancy Fineman, met with Madoff for four and a half hours Tuesday afternoon at the federal prison in Butner, NC, where Madoff is serving his 150-year sentence.
"'He looked pretty good and seems to be working out,' said Cotchett. 'He looked a lot better than he has in some months since I've seen photographs of him.'