Judge wants to ensure 'Wolf of Wall Street' is paying back - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Judge wants to ensure 'Wolf of Wall Street' is paying back

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution.

The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting his roughly $97 million investor restitution "back on track" almost 20 years after his conviction. The Daily News reports Belfort pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.

Belfort has so far paid off about $13 million of an owed $110 million in restitution.

His attorney says she's happy to get Belfort on a compensation schedule. He did not appear in court for the hearing.

Belfort was the subject of the 2013 film "The Wolf of Wall Street" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Film explores Chinese Exclusion Act as US immigration 'DNA'

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:14:06 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:08 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:08:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). In this May 15, 2018 photo, filmmakers Li-Shin Yu, left, and Ric Burns discuss their new PBS documentary "The Chinese Exclusion Act," during an interview, Tuesday May 15, 2018, in New York.
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.More >>
    The filmmakers of a documentary about the Chinese Exclusion Act say if viewers end up with a sense of deja vu between the film's subject and current events, that's pretty much the point.More >>
  • 'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

    'Solo' sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:54:44 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 6:05 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:05:21 GMT
    (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP). In this image released by Lucasfilm, Alden Ehrenreich, right, and Joonas Suotamo appear in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."(Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP). In this image released by Lucasfilm, Alden Ehrenreich, right, and Joonas Suotamo appear in a scene from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."
    The Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" came in well below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American box office.More >>
    The Han Solo spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" came in well below expectations with an $83.3 million opening weekend at the North American box office.More >>
  • Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp's 2nd term Senate hopes

    Pipeline pique complicates Heitkamp's 2nd term Senate hopes

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:34:01 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-05-28 04:26:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File). FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. American Indians' strong support for Heitkamp was a big factor in h...(AP Photo/James MacPherson, File). FILE - In this March 17, 2018, file photo, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp arrives for the state Democratic party convention in Grand Forks, N.D. American Indians' strong support for Heitkamp was a big factor in h...
    Democrat Heidi Heitkamp's first Senate victory drew heavily on the American Indian vote, but it's not as assured in 2018 when she is seeking a second term.More >>
    Democrat Heidi Heitkamp's first Senate victory drew heavily on the American Indian vote, but it's not as assured in 2018 when she is seeking a second term.More >>
Powered by Frankly