Tag: con man

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The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. Twice.

How “Count” Victor Lustig, one of America’s great con men, worked his scams.

Adapted from Handsome Devil.
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Online Dating Made This Woman a Pawn in a Global Crime Plot

Audrey Elrod thought she had found the man of her dreams. Today she is in a West Virginia prison. She’s broke. And the court has ordered her to pay more than $400,000 to victims of the same man who conned her.

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The Mark

On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.

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The Talented M. Despallières

How the author became tangled up with an international con man who may or may not have murdered several people.

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Josh Macciello Convinced L.A. He Was in Line to Buy the Dodgers. But He Was Really a Fraud

How a con-man convinced Los Angeles that he was prepared to purchase the Dodgers from the now-bankrupt Frank McCourt.