Nation: Again the Sting off the Scam

Two Congressmen and a Mafia don are indicted

Abscam and Brilab, those FBI "sting" operations that sound like computer-named detergents, last week produced more indictments and against the biggest names yet. The Abscam (short for Arab scam) investigation led a federal grand jury in Brooklyn to indict Democratic Congressmen Frank Thompson of New Jersey and John Murphy of New York on charges of bribery and conspiracy. Brilab (for bribery labor) resulted in a New Orleans grand jury naming Mafia Kingfish Carlos ("Little Man") Marcello on counts of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud. So far,...

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