Jordan illegally makes million in three hours upon securing the IPO of Steve Madden.
This brings him and his firm to the attention of the FBI.
Donnie keeps the note and rats out on Jordan to the FBI.
Jordan is arrested for breaching his co-operation deal. Despite this one breach, Jordan receives a reduced sentence for his testimony and serves three years in a minimum security prison.
They recruit several of Jordan's friends, whom Jordan trains in the art of the "hard sell".
The basic method of the firm is a pump and dump scam.
Jordan decides to travel to Switzerland immediately to settle the bank account.In 1987, Jordan Belfort procures a job as a Wall Street stockbroker for L. Rothschild, employed under Mark Hanna, who quickly entices him with the sex- and drugs-fueled stockbroker culture and teaches him that a stockbroker's only job is to make money for himself.Jordan soon finds his career terminated following Black Monday and takes a job at a boiler room brokerage firm on Long Island that specializes in penny stocks.Since the evidence against him is overwhelming, Jordan agrees to gather evidence on his colleagues in exchange for leniency.Fed up with Jordan's lifestyle, Naomi tells Jordan she is divorcing him and wants full custody of their children.