PREFERRED TERM
Abscam  
DEFINITION
  • ABSCAM (shorthand for Arab Scam, or Abdul Scam) was the code name given to an undercover sting operation conducted by the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1980. Agents working the case recruited a convicted con artist, Melvin Weinberg, to join them in posing as representatives of a fictitious Arab sheikh, called Kambir “Abdul” Rahman, who was in need of Washington political favors. [Source: Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime; ABSCAM]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Abscam
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