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Westport's Harvey Weinstein Threatened For Money

WESTPORT, Conn. – Hollywood movie producer and Westport resident Harvey Weinstein allegedly received death threats from an aspiring actor who demanded $4 million, the New York Post reports .

Vivek Shah , 25, is accused of threatening to kill Weinstein and his family if Weinstein did not wire the money to an offshore account, according to the report.

Weinstein owns a water-front home on Westport’s Beachside Avenue, where he recently hosted a $35,800 per person fundraiser for President Barack Obama .

Shah, whose acting credits include an appearance on the television show "Bones," was arrested Aug. 10 by federal agents at his parent’s home near Chicago. He was charged with two counts of interference with commerce by threats and two counts of transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce, the Post reports.

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