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(If you are not familiar with the story, in a last-ditched effort to save his car company, De Lorean attempted to traffic a large amount of cocaine. Turned out the seller was a federal agent. That is dedication)

That is not dedication, that is criminal, that is, following the first easy thing you can think of, regardless of the consequences. If he has the dedication, a firm no to the above suggestion, and a further five minutes thinking, would have probably brought up a much honourable means, even in times of desperate need, to get what he wanted.

He managed to avoid prosecution, as he was found not guilty due to entrapment. Entrapment is when the alleged criminal was:

1. given the idea for the crime by the government agents

2. persuaded or talked into committing the crime by government agents

3. not ready and willing to commit the crime before the government agents spoke with him.

So no, it wasn't "the first easy thing you[he] can [could] think of".

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