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Former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler was renowned in 1980 as the public officials who turned down bribes from undercover FBI agents in the ABSCAM scandal fictionalized in the Oscar-nominated film, "American Hustle." (Photo courtesy of Larry Pressler)

Pressler 'American Hustle' ad to air during Oscars

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By Dirk Lammers


SIOUX FALLS (AP) — As "American Hustle" vies for a best picture Oscar Sunday night, former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler will pop into the Academy Awards broadcast a couple of times to remind South Dakota residents that he was the lone congressman to turn down a bribe in the real-life 1970s Abscam scandal.

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