Weinstein leaves Alden prison to face California charges
Prison officials in Alden 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 said the transfer happened about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday. Details of Weinstein's travels aren't immediately known.
A Western New York judge denied a request in June by Weinstein's lawyers to keep him at the state's Alden Correctional Facility 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.