October 24, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/6/2014

"At 89, I got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, and everybody’s pushin'."

-- Mel Weinberg

Mel Weinberg lives in Titusville, but his story is global, thanks to the media attention focused on “American Hustle,” the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film loosely based on Weinberg’s involvement with Abscam, a federal sting operation in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

Oscar-winner Christian Bale portrays Weinberg, renamed Irving Rosenfeld in the movie. The former con man (he calls himself that) speaks frankly — many of his tales are unprintable — as he reflects on his time working for the FBI, Abscam and his ex-wives. He makes no secret of the fact that he’s loving the attention.

Read more at Florida Today.

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