About Craig Glazer

I was an upper middle-class Jewish kid from the suburbs of Kansas City when I was ripped off trying to buy marijuana while a freshman at Arizona State University. Fueled by fantasies about outlaws drawn from movies and TV, I decided to strike back by teaming with a streetwise Vietnam vet named Don Woodbeck. We posed as cops and stung dealers across the country. We kept the money and drugs and were never caught. I was such a good conman that the Kansas Attorney General made me a cop--the youngest undercover special agent in America. Eventually I went to Hollywood to sell my life story but that didn’t work out and I returned to doing illegal stings--and served four years in federal prison. Since that experience, I have produced a best-selling series of boxing documentaries, "Champions Forever," which included my working with Muhammad Ali. I have also run for many years, and still today, the well-known Kansas City comedy club Stanford & Sons, which helped launch the careers of Lewis Black, Larry the Cable Guy, and more. Oh yeah, and I almost ran for mayor of Kansas City too. Now I’ve co-authored with Sal Manna a book about my life, "The King Of Sting," the amazing true story of a modern American outlaw, a story of crime and punishment for the baby boomer generation.

Solving the Drug Problem

By November 7, 2008

I have been on both sides of the drug war and I can tell you that the war has been lost. Today more people use or have used illegal drugs than ever before. It is time to fix this national … Read More

The First Jew On the Moon

By November 6, 2008

When I was incarcerated at Boron aka Watergate Camp, only a couple hours from L.A., there were a few inmates connected to Hollywood. One of them was Seth Jaffe, an actor who had guest starred on TV series like "Cagney … Read More

The Good Things About Being Jewish in Prison

By November 5, 2008

I was in federal prison for four-and-a-half years. I got into the best shape of my life thanks to weightlifting and being forced to give up drugs and alcohol. I made lots of friends, many of whom are still my … Read More

How The Aryan Brotherhood Saved My Jewish Ass In Prison

By November 4, 2008

I never thought of myself as anything but Jewish–but survival knows no religion. So at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution in Safford, Arizona, I buddied up to the Aryan Brotherhood. Hey, you do what you have to do. Mike Amos … Read More

How I Almost Got the Editor of a Jewish Newspaper Fired

By November 3, 2008

I guess some people only want to hear about Jews who do good things. I was a con man, a sting artist who posed as a cop to rip off drug dealers. Okay, so the guys I stung were worse … Read More