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.

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.


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.


The Talented M. Despallières

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


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.