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Hustle film mixes Abscam facts, fiction

The aggressive FBI anti-corruption operation known as Abscam captured the public imagination in 1980 with a cinematic cast of characters: phony Arab sheiks, real mobsters, corrupt local politicians, U.S. lawmakers on the take — all of it orchestrated by a cigar-chomping con artist paid by the federal government to set up stings.

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  • Headline: Hustle film mixes Abscam facts, fiction
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 2 on 12/29/2013
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