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Court believes ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ shirking court-ordered payments

The Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office claims Jordan Belfort has been living off of book proceeds and other income in Australia

Leonardo DiCaprio may have won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort, but the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office isn’t ready to give out accolades to the real-life man.

Prosecutors claim that Belfort has been neglecting to pay his court-ordered restitution to victims of his schemes. The attorney’s office says that instead, Belfort has been living off of book proceeds, movie royalties and motivational-speaker fees in Australia, where any income cannot be touched by U.S. tax authorities.

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