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Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
Titanic Thompson could beat you at cards, hustle you at golf, and bet you on anything, so long as the odds were in his favor. Unknown to the public, he was a legend among his peers.
con  conmen  titanicthompson  thedailybeast 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Long Con
The intertwined lives of an Oregon rancher and a Indiana fraudster.
con  crime  indianapolismonthly 
june 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?
One of his forgeries hung in a show at the Met. Steve Martin bought another of his fake paintings. Still others have sold at auction for multi-million-dollar prices. So how did a self-described German hippie pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did he get nailed?
vanityfair  scam  con  art 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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