The White House did not immediately answer the question if Trump would meet Madoff's request. Madoff, now 81, was arrested in December 2008 on charges that the prestigious asset management company he ruled in Manhattan is actually a pyramid-type scheme that cheats billions of dollars from thousands of people. 11 accusations of money laundering, perjury and falsification of financial documents and sentenced to 150 years in prison, started in July 2009
"I live with this, I live with the remorse, the pain I caused to all, to my family and to the victims," he said.
Madoff is serving his sentence in a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina. According to the Federal Bureau for Prisons, he was last registered as an employee at FMC Butner, an administrative medical security center.
Ira Lee Sorkin, the attorney who represented Madoff during his lawsuit, told CNN on Wednesday that he did not know Madoff's plans to file a petition for pardon. He said he did not represent Madoff after his conviction.