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Manhattan DA opens probe into Weinstein’s
hush-money settlements

New York Post, by Larry Celona, Rebecca Rosenberg *

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Posted By:abuela10, 12/18/2017 7:32:18 AM

Hey, they got Al Capone for tax evasion. As the public gets distracted by each new wave in the flood of sexual-misconduct claims against Hollywood, Washington and media titans, the Manhattan district attorney is quietly working to ensure Harvey Weinstein doesn’t escape prosecution on his watch for a second time, The Post has learned. Cyrus Vance Jr. is hedging his bets by pursuing a potential embezzlement case tied to hush-money settlements with Weinstein’s accusers, in addition to seeking evidence of his alleged sex crimes, law-enforcement sources said. One source described the Vance investigation as “wide-ranging and aggressive,” and said authorities had served more

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/18/2017 7:35:12 AM     (No. 11483957)

Is this a prudent use of state resources or another prosecutor trying to make a name for himself?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/18/2017 8:20:43 AM     (No. 11483994)

Another Activist Lefty DA trying to get name recognition so he can run for something any feminist would vote for. And all at the expense of the tax payers. How typical.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/18/2017 10:38:58 AM     (No. 11484115)

I have no idea what #1 and 2 are talking about, but I would like to know if Weinstein avoided taxes on the hush money by writing it off as charity, business loss, or whatever. Also, did the recipient of the hush money pay taxes on it? Further, how about the taxpayer money paid out by congress critters? How was it accounted for?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: meidei, 12/18/2017 11:21:03 AM     (No. 11484171)

#3 brinbgs up good points, how was the money classified, was it subject to taxes (gift tax perhaps)? Big difference legally between tax evasion and tax avoidance, ala the Capone mention.

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