Judge approves extradition of Harvey Weinstein to Los Angeles

A New York court on Tuesday gave approval for the extradition of convicted felon and former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to Los Angeles County, likely by mid-July, where he will face about a dozen sex-crime charges.

Erie County Judge Kenneth Case, who presided over the latest virtual hearing in the case, once again heard arguments from Weinstein’s New York attorney Norman Effman and Erie County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Curtin Gable, substitute Los Angeles prosecutors, that Weinstein’s transfer papers were complete and proper.

Harvey Weinstein attended the hearing from Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., where he is already serving a 23-year sentence. His attorneys tried to delay the trial, but the judge still granted the extradition of the movie mogul.