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Billie Sol Estes: King of the Texas Wheeler-Dealers

Posted on 05/16/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyWashington imbroglios — from Watergate and Iran-contra to the current criminal investigation of the IRS —have come and gone over the years. But few were as sensational, or as intriguing, as the mid-1960s scandal surrounding the infamous Texas swindler Billie Sol Estes. It was a saga replete with witnesses who died mysteriously, tales of millions paid to politicians, a defendant who accused a president of having plotted to assassinate his predecessor and, at one point, the exhumation of a pet cat …