Episode 12: The Mayor
February 17, 2019
Bonus: The Boner King
March 6, 2019
#028
THE STING

Abscam / Mel Weinberg

The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress.

Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him.


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Performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs )


SOURCES

The Sting Man: Inside Abscam by Robert W. Greene
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/abscam-con-man-american-hustle-wrong-jennifer-lawrence/story?id=22720761
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/swindler-behind-christian-bales-oscar-nominated-role-in-american-hustle/
https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/abscam
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/american-hustle-con-man-final-days-mel-weinberg-1117207
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/obituaries/mel-weinberg-dead-abscam-informant.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1982/01/29/us/wife-of-key-abscam-figure-is-found-hanged-in-florida.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/25/magazine/at-the-heart-of-the-abscam-debate.html?module=inline
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/27/us/ex-representive-kelly-convicted-of-abscam-bribery.html
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20081447,00.html
https://people.com/archive/abscam-con-man-mel-weinberg-is-stung-by-his-wifes-shocking-charges-and-sudden-death-vol-17-no-6/
http://news.sky.com/story/1218691/mel-weinberg-the-real-american-hustler
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1982/01/29/wife-of-key-abscam-witness-is-found-hanged-in-florida/db50a69b-10e6-43df-8803-7e994be43181/?utm_term=.9e95a5c0cdef
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mel-weinberg-con-artist-at-center-of-abscam-sting-dies-at-93/2018/06/07/6ed689ac-6a5d-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html?utm_term=.820b4fe3a4ee


The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress. // Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him.