King of Con: How a smooth-talking Jersey boy made and lost billions, baffled the FBI, eluded the mob, and lived to tell the Crooked Tale. Follow us through the chapters of Thomas Giacomaro's life, learning what he did, who he was, who he is, and where he is today.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The man who stole $80 million while working for the FBI

After looting trucking companies, Thomas Giacomaro kept himself out of jail by peddling mob stories to the FBI in Newark. His work as an informant never resulted in a conviction, but he talked a good game. Then, under the noses of  his FBI handlers, he went to work for himself, creating sham companies that swindled investors, including mystery author Mary Higgins Clark, out of $80 million.

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