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Criminal Probe of Weinstein Role in amfAR Monies

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York is conducting a criminal investigation into transactions connected to The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) that were arranged by embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein, The New York Times reported. The transactions involved $600,000 raised at a May 2015 auction in Cannes on the French Riviera from a pair of fundraising packages arranged by Weinstein.

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The Foundation for AIDS Research, the New York-based nonprofit known as amfAR, has hired white-collar criminal defense lawyers Guy Petrillo and Joshua Klein of New York’s Petrillo Klein & Boxer to aid its response to questions from Manhattan federal prosecutors.

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