Harvey Weinstein appears virtually in Erie County for extradition proceeding

Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Harvey Weinstein appeared virtually for an extradition proceeding on Friday morning, however the proceeding ended up being postponed until December.

He’s currently at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, which is why the proceeding took place in Erie County. Weinstein is serving 23 years in prison after his conviction on rape and criminal sexual act charges in Manhattan earlier this year.

Los Angeles prosecutors want to extradite him to California for prosecution. He faces several sex crime charges in connection with an incident in 2010 and two incidents in 2013.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney said prosecutors and Weinstein’s defense team agreed to delay extradition proceedings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Troy Licastro is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of his work here.

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