• Mel Weinberg, con artist at center of Abscam sting that landed U.S. politicians in prison, dies at 93

    11 days ago - By LA Times

    At the center of an FBI corruption investigation that employed fake Middle Eastern sheikhs, a 65-foot yacht, plush hotel suites and paper bags of cash was a convicted con artist, a cigar-chomping swindler who once sold socks without soles and jackets without backs. “You gotta think fast,” Mel Weinberg...
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