America has produced an amazing gallery of nefarious characters over the past three centuries--from brutal serial killers to crafty con men, counterfeiters, and snake oil salesmen. In my new book, Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem (Prometheus Books, $18.95), I profile thirty of the country's most memorable ne'er-do-wells. Here are ten of our absolutely slipperiest specimens ever.
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