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Frederick Celani, Who Made a Career as a Con Man, Dies at 75

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Frederick Celani, a career con man, deceived city officials in Springfield, Ill., into believing he would establish an overnight package delivery service in 1983. Needing an economic boost, the city welcomed the promise. However, after just four days of operation, the Kayport Package Express scheme collapsed and all employees were laid off. Celani fled to Los Angeles, and he and his partner were later indicted for racketeering, conspiracy, and fraud charges. Despite his trial, Celani saw it as a thrilling adventure.