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Charles Keating Stiffed Me on a Nearly $1,000 Restaurant Bill: A Reader's Remembrance

Of course, I had heard of Charles Keating. The man became famous as an anti-porn crusader in Cincinnati back in the '70s, hustling his version of morality against Hustler's version of what the Founding Fathers meant in the First Amendment. My knowledge of Mr. Keating didn't end there, however. I read about his adventures through his land-development empire-building in Arizona and watched him, eventually, go down in flames when his Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed in the midst of controversy and accusations while investors lost their life savings in the debacle.

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Tim McWeeney