The L.A. Times might be in the market for a new Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. The current Pulitzer winning reporter, Mr. Chuck Philips, recently got conned by a prisoner serving time for…uh…being an accomplished conman & forger. James Sabatino provided the L.A. Times with many forged FBI & police docs that linked Puffy & gang to Tupac’s 1994 murder in Manhattan.
Here are some other items on Sabatino’s conman resume…
Alternately posing as an executive with companies like Blockbuster, Paramount Pictures, Sony Music, Warner Bros., Viacom, and the Miami Dolphins, Sabatino conned dozens of firms out of an assortment of merchandise, including computers, pagers, phones, hotel accommodations, limousine rides, and even 262 tickets to the January 1995 Super Bowl. He regularly passed bad checks and skipped out on bills. The football ticket theft prompted one police official to remark, “This kid is a scammer. He is a smooth talker and can talk you out of your clothes before you even realize it.” [TSG]
Any dude who can slim-shady his way into getting 262 Super Bowl tickets deserves some respect—at least he has mine!
And if you’re wondering, yes, James Sabitino even has a MySpace page. It’s very comforting to know that prisons across America allow their inmates to surf the web and hit on jailbait MySpace chicks while they serve out their sentences.