Infamous Texas fugitive flees to Brazil

The news out of Brazil on Jan. 30, 1977 was that a 19-year fugitive from Lone Star justice had been arrested for financial misdeeds in his extraditionproof sanctuary. Long before the savings and loans scandal of the 1980’s, there was BenJack Cage, scam artist supreme. The six-foot fourinch former football player could size up a sucker across a crowded room, or as one of his many victims observed, “He can take your pulse at 20 paces.”

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