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FBI raids Florida firm with 'Wolf of Wall Street' link

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FBI agents have raided the offices of a medical device company whose executive vice president helped inspire the film The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Nearly a dozen agents and local police closed entrances to Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc in Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday.

Danny Porush, a top executive with the company, inspired the character portrayed by Jonah Hill in the 2013 film that also starred Leonardo DiCaprio.

An FBI spokesman told Reuters the agency was conducting “law enforcement activity in the vicinity”, but declined further comment.

WPTV in Palm Beach reported that Med-Care employees were told to go home.

The company did not immediately return requests for comment.

About a mile away, agents also cleared out nearly two dozen boxes and a dozen computers from LMC Medical Supplies, which shares executives with Med-Care including Porush’s wife.

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street told the story of defunct brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont Inc, which Porush co-founded in the 1980s.

Porush served more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.

Hill’s character in the film, Donnie Azoff, was loosely based on Porush, and earned the actor his second Academy Award nomination.

DiCaprio, who portrayed Stratton Oakmont co-founder Jordan Belfort, took home the Golden Globe for his role in the film.

(c) Sky News 2015

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