Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is a grifter and a wingnut, but is he possibly a felon too?
After a lifetime being raised by and working alongside his grifter father, Bob decides he wants out.
"confidence trickster," 1906, carnival and circus slang, probably an alteration of grafter (see graft (n.2); also cf. grift). Gradually extended to "any non-violent criminal."