NEW YORK (AP) – A onetime stock swindler who’s the subject of a new Leonardo DiCaprio film has found his finances again under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in New York.
The prosecutors are examining whether Jordan Belfort is meeting his obligations to pay $110 million restitution as part of his sentence in a securities fraud case.
Belfort claims he’s gone straight and done everything the government has asked him to do. He says he’s even offered to turn over all his profits from two memoirs and from the “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the movie due out on Christmas.
Belfort became a multimillionaire by starting a boiler-room brokerage that burned thousands of investors in the 1990s. He led a reckless lifestyle, binging on cocaine, prostitutes and gambling.
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