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A sketch showing the famous TV face of “Crazy Eddie,” radio DJ Jerry Carroll, and the chain’s actual owner, Eddie Antar.

Courtroom sketch by Ida Libby Dengrove, c/o the University of Virginia Law Library

Gary Weiss, author of Retail Gangster: The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie, explains how a Kings Highway sales-tax hustle grew into an era-defining media blitz and nine-figure stock fraud before the whole thing collapsed.

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