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  • n  a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

  • According to Mitchell Zuckoff, a Ponzi biographer, the reigning king of the "rob Peter to pay Paul" scam was a New York grifter named William Miller, who bilked investors out of $1 .
  • Ponzi wasn't the scam's first practitioner; that was probably a New York City grifter named William Miller, who fleeced investors out of $1 million--more than $20 million in today .
  • A grifter with a gift for double-talk in two languages, Harry loves all things Japanese, but he is a white man, a gaijin, and as wartime approaches, he needs to decide where his .
News & Articles

  • Will Smith's 'Focus' eyes Margot Robbie for role vacated by Kristen Stewart
    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES ( - Margot Robbie, who will soon be seen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is in early talks for the female lead opposite Will Smith in WB's grifter movie "Focus," TheWrap has learned. While there is no official offer on the table, Robbie landed the plum part after recently testing for the role, according to an individual familiar ...
    July 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Robert Vaughn in News1130
    Vaughn explains that the new season's second episode, set in Vegas, will have an added element of tension because the powers-that-be recognize Stroller "from the old days when I used to be a grifter and play against the house."
  • Paul Levinson in Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
    The show is a compendium of some of the most appealing archetypes in the history of television: the doctor, the fugitive, the grifter,Levinson said.

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