Which Is The Most Plausible Lie Told By Fake Banker/Lawyer/Doctor/Duke/Dancer Lawyer Paul Bint


Paul Bint is a Brit whose only real job was a brief stint as a hairdresser. Figuring that's not how one lands the ladies, he instead told a whole bunch of women (exact figure to be discussed shortly), over a period of years that he was a banker. And also a barrister. And a doctor. And a ballet dancer. And a Duke. It was pretty easy, Bint says, all he had to do was "read up on" his chosen profession steal some credit cards. In some instances, he pretended to be actual living people-- murder prosecutor Orlando Powell, the Duke of Arundel, Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, etc-- and did a pretty decent job. In fact, one women didn't realize something might be fishy until, after breaking things off with him, he spray-painted the word 'bitch' on the side of her house. Recently released from prison, Bint took a few moments to talk shop.

Some of his reflections are more believable than others; here's what he had to share:

* That the scam helped him sleep with around 2,500 women (he "doesn't keep a running tally")

* That at any given time he was juggling ten at once, using different identities for each of them (which he admits wasn't so easy, noting, that "being in contact with them all as a different person really takes some doing.")

* That he's still got the itch ("I'm trying to go straight," he said, "but you can never say never. When you've been as good as I have been all these years it's hard to resist temptation.")

Fraudster 'King Con' claims he's earned £2million from crime and slept with 2,500 women as he's released from prison [DM via BI]


Goldman Sachs Accuser Greg Smith (Might Have) Lied About That Which He Holds Most Sacred

Earlier this week, a man named Greg Smith resigned from Goldman Sachs. Smith informed his bosses of his decision to quit around 6:40 AM local (London) time and, a few hours later, circled in the rest of the world with an Op-Ed in the New York Times, which he penned not out of a desire to violate his (former) employer in the most gruesome fashion possible in front of clients and other interested parties but because he believed it to be the right, nay the only thing to do. In the piece, Greg explain that his decision to leave the firm after 12 years of service did not come easily but that he had to do it, realizing one day during rehearsals for the recruiting video he starred in that the lines he was delivering re: Goldman being a great place to work were a lie. A bald-faced one, in fact. Goldman had changed in the years since the Greg-ster arrived, and whereas it once felt like home and the people in it family, he'd come to regard it as a den of evil, run by monsters. Monsters who called clients "muppets"; who only cared about making money; who valued "shortcuts" over "achievement." Of the latter, Greg spoke from plenty of experience. Though his personal achievements are too numerous to mention in full, they include being named a Rhodes scholar (finalist), learning to tie his shoes at the age of 22, winning third place for ping pong at the Maccabiah Games, and being named captain of the South American national table tennis team. OR WAS HE?