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Victor Lustig and His Escape from Detention

A notorious con man, during the first part of the 20th century, Count Victor Lustig had scammed many people.

In the spring of 1935, however, he was caught by police in New York City.

The story of his arrest was big news, but the story of his escape—from federal custody—was just as big.

This image depicts a news article about his escape, from New York's Federal Detention Headquarters, in early September of 1935.


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Article about Victory Lustig's arrest, online via Wikimedia Commons.

 

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