Wolf of Wall St

Wolf of Wall Street says 'mob mentality' still persists

Convicted white-collar criminal Jordan Belfort shares his views on Leonardo DiCaprio, the mob mentality that fuelled his excesses and China stocks.

Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker who ran the now-defunct US brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont back in the 1990s, reflected recently on his drug-drenched, hard-partying past life from the tranquillity of a suite at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong. Stocky and with a tattoo on one arm, he looks like a boxer though maybe a bit tired after a day jam-packed with media interviews.

Belfort was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud in 2004, and jailed for 22 months after defrauding investors to the tune of $200 million. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment but was released early on good behaviour.

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