BCE: Big Crime Energy w/ Jordan Carlos

Scam Goddess #138 May 16, 2022

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Jordan Carlos joins us to discuss how during the 1970’s the FBI hired Mel Weinberg, a career conman to tackle some of Washington’s biggest politicians. This story inspired the movie American Hustle. Plus, Late Night Talk Show Host John Oliver is scamming the scammers…Congress that is. Stay schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/last-week-tonight-john-oliver-recap-season-9-episode-7-congress-data-1335598/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/obituaries/mel-weinberg-dead-abscam-informant.html

https://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/2013/11/jersey_hustle_the_real-life_story_of_abscam.html

https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/abscam

https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/expulsion/140HarrisonWilliams_expulsion.htm

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