Jimmy Sabatino has spent most of his adult life living in fancy hotels or prison cells. For the next five years, he'll be in cell mode after spending much of last summer conning various Miami Beach hotels out of nearly $600,000. It's just the latest in a long line of bizarre scams for the 37-year- ... More >>
On schedule at exactly 10 a.m. yesterday morning, Miami's most notorious con man called New Times to chat. This rigmarole has been happened every day at the same time for weeks now, but yesterday's made for slightly different fodder. For the next 30 minutes, Jimmy Sabatino held forth on every perce ... More >>
For a world-class con man, James Sabatino has a habit of burning out in blazes of self-inflicted pain. As a teenager, he pulled off an incredible run of schemes, including getting close to Julio Iglasias by posing as a Sony Music executive and wrangling more than 200 Super Bowl tickets from the Dolp ... More >>
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Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.