Addicted to the life?
November 8, 2012 3:56 PM Subscribe
What are some examples of criminals who fell into a life of crime for the lifestyle of luxury/ power it provided?
posted by custard heart to society & culture (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a documentary project and I'd like examples of people who fell into a life of crime for the spoils and wealth and power it gave them. Bank robbers, embezzlers, madams, drug smugglers, impostors, forgers, fraudsters -- the more interesting the story, the better! I'm hoping the hive-mind can tip me off to some more local stories that haven't been so well reported.
My criteria is that it has to be:
-preferrably no "wet" crime (no murder, though drugs are OK). you should be able to empathize with the criminal somewhat, so no sociopaths
-they should be semi-recent
-they should have done time and will hopefully be repentant. extra points for serious rehabilitation/atonement
thanks in advance, hive mind!