Alleged Weinstein Extorter Nabbed

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Harvey Weinstein attends The Cinema Society & Manifesto Yves Saint Laurent screening of The Weinstein Company's "Lawless" at The Paley Center for Media on August 13, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    A Hollywood wannabe blew his chance at making the big time when he tried to bilk The Punisher, according to federal agents. 25-year-old aspiring actor Vivek Shah has been accused of sending threatening letters to famed producer Harvey Weinstein in attempt to intimidate the Tinseltown titan into handing over $4 million. Four other fat-walleted moguls, including billionaire Christopher Cline, were also allegedly the targets of Shah’s avaricious aims. “Each of these letters contained a threat to kill named members of the recipient’s family unless a large sum of money was wired to an offshore bank account,” said Postal Inspector Joshua Mehall in an affidavit. Shah was arrested in early August at his parent’s house.

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