It's unlikely President Donald Trump will grant clemency to Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, according to a lawyer who has been trying to get the disgraced financier's sentence commuted.
The attorney, James Craven, sent letters to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., to try to get Madoff's 150-year sentence reduced, the lawyer told CNBC in an email.
Brandon Sample, Madoff's attorney, referred CNBC to Craven as the "attorney who has been working on clemency for" the former Wall Street tycoon.
Craven said there has been "no response to 2 or 3 letters to Mnuchin."
"Himes responded because he is Ruth's congressman, and someone in his office said they'd look into it," Craven added.