NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault last week, was transferred to New York's Rikers Island jail complex from Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after undergoing a procedure to clear a heart blockage.
Weinstein arrived in Rikers' North Infirmary Command section, which houses inmates requiring medical care, by midafternoon, according to jail records.
The move came after Weinstein underwent the procedure on Wednesday, according to his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer.
The Rikers Island jail complex, whose main building went up in 1932, has long been plagued by violence and neglect.
Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
Jurors acquitted Weinstein on the two most serious charges, predatory sexual assault, which carried a maximum life sentence.
His former film studio, the Weinstein Co, filed for bankruptcy in March 2018 and is being liquidated. »