Rearview Mirror: Sammy Crowningburg-Amalu was a widely respected con man
By Bob Sigall, Special to the Star-Advertiser
May 24, 2019
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Sammy Amalu went from writing bad checks to writing a column in The Honolulu Advertiser from jail.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1963
Sammy Amalu tried to pull off Hawaii’s greatest scam: A “Presidium” of Swiss investors tried to buy the four Sheraton hotels and other properties for $75 million. It made headlines worldwide. Amalu was arrested.