The ruses of a 20th century conman who 'sold Tower Bridge' and swindled Al Capone are revealed.

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The audacious ruses of an early 20th century conman who 'sold Tower Bridge' and swindled Al Capone have been revealed in a new book.<br />
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Victor Lustig posed as the chief treasurer of London County Council to persuade a wealthy Australian tourist to purchase the landmark in 1914.<br />
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He handed over £2,500 - £65,000 in today's money - after Lustig convinced him he was 'getting a bargain'.