I saw a documentary on a man yesterday and I remember thinking... that man is a hero.
His name is Randy Glass, and he was a conman. He made millions from conning jewelry companies out of millions of dollars worth of diamonds. Eventually the law caught up to him and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
While out on bail, the FBI got wind of his skills, and recruited him for a plan of theirs. Over the next few months, he got deeply involved in a weapons deal, which lead to the arrest and conviction of two Arab men who were American citizens who attempted to provided to Taliban with Stinger missiles, small arms, larger arms, and nuclear weapon components. It was a very engaging story.
Randy Glass said he did it because he wanted to help his country. He felt he had an obligation to use his skills to help the United States of America. His patriotism and courage rewarded him with a reduced prison sentence, in the end, 7 months