Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III is escorted by federal law enforcement officials out of the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts in this July 2, 2008 file photo. Samuel ... more 
Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel III is escorted by federal law enforcement officials out of the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts in this July 2, 2008 file photo. Samuel Israel, a hedge fund manager who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after admitting to running a $450 million fraud, is trying to shorten his 22-year sentence or be set free, saying his health has worsened and authorities can't take care of him. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) less 
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