Death of Billie Sol Estes

January 10, 1925 - May 14, 2013
Lubbock, Texas | Age 88

Flamboyant Texas swindler dies
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BETSY BLANEY, The Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88.

Estes, whose name became synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed and corruption, died in his sleep at his home in DeCordova Bend, a city southwest of Dallas, his daughter said Tuesday.

Estes reigned in the state as the...

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