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The Salamander

The twisting saga of the world’s greatest document forger and the remarkable investigation to uncover his murders and lies. 



Directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom

The Project


The documentary series The Salamander explores the true-crime saga of the most prolific and accomplished forger in modern history: Mark Hofmann. An unlikely genius, Hofmann’s elaborate deceptions rewrote American history, shook the foundations of the Mormon Church, and ultimately led to the 1985 pipe bombings that left two people dead. His sophisticated forgeries eluded the FBI and swindled collectors out of millions. Eventually a small-town check authenticator would defy the world’s top forensic experts and expose Hofmann’s crimes.

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