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Commish's Court: Pros and Cons

Updated: April 28, 2008, 4:12 PM ET
By AJ Mass | ESPN.com

Victor Lustig was one of the most infamous con artists of the early 20th century. One of his first scams was to show his mark a money-printing machine. The machine, Lustig claimed, was able to create perfect reproductions of a $100 bill. Unfortunately, as the sob story went, the device required six hours in which to complete the work on each individual copy, and Lustig needed to pay off some debts pronto. He could not afford to wait around for the machine to produce the cash he needed at the incredibly ...

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