Desperate to charge him with something, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is sending out subpoenas focusing on Harvey Weinstein’s finances, as part of a grand jury investigation.
While all eyes are on the future of The Weinstein Company, as bankruptcy proceedings continue in federal court, Deadline.com reports several writs have gone out to Weinstein’s business associates and advisors.
“They are following Harvey’s money and investors to connect the dots and make a financial misconduct case,” one insider told Deadline of the flurry of subpoenas.
“It’s just like Al Capone,” another source said, referencing the FBI’s successful tactic of taking down the mob boss on tax evasion charges. “They’re hoping to find something that doesn’t add up in the books, put the squeeze on a weak link, or pull out a whistleblower that can lead them to an indictment and arrest. It’s a fastball approach.”
None of the subpoenas issued so far seem to be centered on the sexual assault claims, but rather focus on Weinstein’s business decisions.
Weinstein faces investigations from both the NYPD and the LAPD, who sent three cases to the L.A. County D.A. on February 8.
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