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American Greed

American Greed

Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.

Premiere:
Jun 21, 2007
Original Network:
CNBC
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The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters

S06, E12  (First Aired: May. 30, 2012)
Van Thu Tran and her crime ring steal millions by cheating casinos.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Shawn Merriman: The Mormon Madoff

S06, E13  (First Aired: Jun. 20, 2012)
Shawn Merriman pleads guilty to mail fraud and is sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Deadly Black Gold Riches

S11, E13  (First Aired: Jul. 17, 2017)
A man schemes to strike it rich in the North Dakota oil fields and he lets no one get in his way.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Recipe for Murder

S11, E09  (First Aired: Jun. 19, 2017)
A successful businesswoman is targeted by a serial grifter who poisons her for money.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

From Peanuts to Sick Millions

S11, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 3, 2017)
A CEO knowingly ships peanut products tainted with salmonella, killing nine and sickening thousands.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Art Schlichter: All American Fraud

S11, E14  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2017)
Former quarterback Art Schlichter was once a living legend at Ohio State University; Art Schlichter throws it all away when he sinks into a gambling addiction, becoming a fast-talking con artist whose only game is looking for the next score.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Wine, Women and Fraud

S11, E16  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2017)
A man steals millions from rich wine clients, and spends the money on fast cars and faster hookups, until he himself falls prey to a scheme.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Rapper$ Delight; The Grapes of Greed

S07, E13  (First Aired: Jul. 30, 2013)
A former bank robber makes millions by promoting musicians; a man's fake fine wine storage business.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Galleon Group: The Insider: Raj Rajaratnam

S06, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 2012)
Raj Rajaratnam creates one of the biggest insider trading schemes in U.S. history.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bling Ring; The Fraudster, The Ex-Stripper And The Missing Millions

S05, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 2011)
A group of wannabe-celebs make off with millions from Hollywood's rich and famous.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Sholam Weiss

S04, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 2010)
Man responsible for the largest insurance scam in history.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Dealing in Deceit

S07, E08  (First Aired: May. 16, 2013)
San Francisco entrepreneur Samuel Mouli Cohen starts an Internet music company and fraudulently takes in $31 million from celebrities, investors and a charity dedicated to help the poor.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Fine Art: A Portrait of Fraud

S06, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 14, 2012)
Viewers tune in to watch a live auction show that turns out to be nothing more than con artists selling fake art.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Fraudster Of The Opera; Frozen Assets - The Ice Capers

S05, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 2011)
A rising business star buys an NHL team with stolen money.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Funny Money

S04, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2010)
Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation's oldest crimes - making counterfeit money.
  • Mon 10/30
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Sun 11/5
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC