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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort Isn't Paying His Debts, U.S. Says

  • U.S. says he owes $97 million in victims’s restitution
  • His lawyers argue U.S. seeks to garnish more than he can pay
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'Wolf of Wall Street' Is Ordered to Pay Up

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Jordan Belfort, the "Wolf of Wall Street," isn’t just a con, but also a deadbeat, prosecutors say, and they want him to pay up.

For those who’ve forgotten, Belfort operated a penny-stock boiler room on New York’s Long Island called Stratton Oakmont Inc. His brash behavior was glorified on screen by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie based on Belfort’s memoir. The 2013 film made about $100 million in the U.S. alone and helped start Belfort’s second career as a motivational speaker.