Alleged Weinstein Extorter Nabbed

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.