Real-Life Wolf of Wall Street “managed to weasel out of” making restitution payments — Scorcese’s film with DiCaprio criticized — Victims lost their life savings

Greed is the root of all evil luring and leading many to sin.

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Real-Life Wolf of Wall Street: Few watching The Wolf of Wall Street will have known that the real-life   fraudster on whom it is based sold the film rights to his memoir of the same   name – nor that hundreds of his real-life victims are still awaiting   compensation. Jacqui Goddard hears from some of them

Released on Christmas Day in America, and in Britain on Friday, the film, directed by Martin Scorsese, came garlanded with praise by critics who called it
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Released on Christmas Day in America, and in Britain on Friday, the film, directed by Martin Scorsese, came garlanded with praise by critics who called it “exhilarating” and “hilarious” Photo: PARAMOUNT PICTURES

By Jacqui Goddard, Miami

When Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street opened in Bob   Shearin’s home town of Manhattan Beach, California, the 66-year-old was one   of the first to buy a ticket.

Released on Christmas Day in America, and in Britain on Friday, the film,   directed by Martin Scorsese, came garlanded with praise by critics who   called it “exhilarating” and “hilarious”.

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