Strange One

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This case involves a convicted Ponzi schemer who apparently tried to scam his way out of a prison sentence by putting the squeeze on a sitting congresswoman. His plan didn’t work out too well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

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