NEW YORK (WPIX)—Ruth Madoff has officially been evicted from her luxurious Upper East Side penthouse.
Six U.S. Marshalls arrived at Bernard and Ruth's apartment shortly before noon Thursday armed with court papers, ordering her to leave the $7 million penthouse at 133 East 64th Street. According to her attorney, Peter Chavkin, Ruth moved out this morning.
Marshalls changed the locks at the residence but did not begin the process of moving possessions out from the apartment.
Last week, Ruth signed a deal with federal authorities, in which she agreed to forfeit nearly $80 million worth of property, which besides the Manhattan penthouse, also includes the couple's Montauk estate.
According to reports, Ruth Madoff moved out of the apartment to an undisclosed location sometime between last week and Wednesday.
On Monday, a judge sentenced Bernard Madoff to a maximum prison term of 150 years for running a $65-billion Ponzi scheme. Madoff pleaded guilty to 11-felony counts on March 12. He was arrested back in December after he confessed to his sons that he was behind one of history's biggest financial frauds.