Agent DiMaso uses his captive con artists to entrap Camden Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) into accepting a bribe on surveillance video.
sincerely wants to redevelop his town, and welcomes Irving as a new friend.
Mayor Polito is trying to get a community revitialization project going in a tight economy, not skim money for himself.
The temptation laid before him is so dishonest that he
seems a relative innocent.