Weinstein extradition fight ends with transfer to California

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York prison officials have handed over convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein for transport to California to face sexual assault charges.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says the transfer happened about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Details of Weinstein’s travels aren’t immediately known.

A New York judge denied a request in June by Weinstein’s lawyers to keep him at a state prison near Buffalo for medical reasons until the start of jury selection in the Los Angeles case.

Weinstein was convicted in New York City last year of a criminal sex act and third-degree rape. He faces 11 similar counts in California.

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