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poses in front of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing in Washington,
DC. At the time this photo was taken he and his girlfried were
travelling across the country, passing thousands in counterfeit at
America's strip malls.
|Art Williams, in
the Bridgeport Homes, the Chicago housing project where he spent his
teenage years. "I hated that place from the first day. I'd gone from a
kid in the suburbs who was really hoping life would get better, to a
kid who said, 'It's not gonna get better.' And I started losing it."
|Mustangs were among
toys that Art collected from his counterfeiting profits. Here, he
stands next to a convertible during a spending trip.
Credit: Natalie Williams
|Art with his
circa 1973. His father—a paper hanger, truck thief, and short-range con
artist— would end up in Stateville Correctional Center a few years
Credit: Wensdae Williams