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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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Silk Road: Digital Drug Dealers

S11, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2016)
Federal agents seek to unmask the anonymous mastermind of the world's largest online and underground drug bazaar, despite potential corruption in their own ranks.
  • Thu 9/29
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Stephen Trantel: Bank Robbing Broker

S05, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 19, 2011)
The story of Wall Street wiz, Stephen Trantel, a one time successful commodities broker who turns to bank robbing to support his greedy lifestyle.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Kirk Wright

(First Aired: Apr. 22, 2016)
  • Sat 10/1
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

The Sky's the Limit

S10, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 2015)
A brash New York stock broker gets sober and re-invents himself as an international power player.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Jamaican Lottery Scam

S11, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2016)
U.S. law enforcement teams up with Jamaican authorities to stop criminals using call centers in Jamaica to flood the U.S. with lies about lottery millions won by unsuspecting victims.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

Silk Road: Digital Drug Dealers

S11, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2016)
Federal agents seek to unmask the anonymous mastermind of the world's largest online and underground drug bazaar, despite potential corruption in their own ranks.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

$udden Death; Hip Hop Hustle

S08, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 2014)
A successful financial advisor's world crumbles under a multi-million dollar scam; a Chicago-area rapper convinces a local businessman that he's got a new gig that doesn't exist.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Extreme Home Ripoffs; Greedings From Florida

S08, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 18, 2014)
Two scheming brothers use a home remodeling business to rip off millions of dollars from Chicago homeowners; a scam artist tricks Florida retirees into investing in fake New York real estate.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Car Con

S08, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start a business selling vehicle service contracts, but the warranties prove worthless and the brothers pocket millions.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Hail to the Thief

S08, E14  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 2014)
A former Army intelligence officer steals millions through a fake veterans' charity.
  • Sat 10/1
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

A Most Generous Criminal

S05, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 2011)
A country boy heads down a deadly path, stealing millions to fund his favorite causes.
  • Mon 10/3
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Cunning Cowgirl Crook

(First Aired: Apr. 2, 2014)
A small town comptroller steals $53 million from her city to fund a horse-breeding empire.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown

S11, E01  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2016)
The former New Orleans Mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina by accepting bribes and corrupting the rebuilding process.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

The Surfer Slayer?

S11, E02  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2016)
A man, appearing to be nothing more than a wealthy surfer, allegedly commits murder and robs an armored car, leading the FBI on a chase spanning multiple states.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

A Mother's Costly Revenge

S11, E03  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2016)
A financial fraudster seeks deadly revenge after being placed behind bars for propositioning his assistant's daughter.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty

S11, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 2016)
Authorities charge a nurse with murder after an illegal silicone injection leads to death and knock-off cosmetic injections paralyze four others.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Psychic Fiend's Network

S11, E05  (First Aired: May. 12, 2016)
A phony psychic scams a wealthy but lonely timber baron out of millions while her devious daughter pretends to be in love with him.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S11, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging

S11, E07  (First Aired: May. 26, 2016)
A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Sat 10/8
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

The Slaughterhouse

S05, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 2011)
The head of a kosher slaughterhouse uses unorthodox methods to make money.
  • Sun 10/9
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

The Royal Scam: Kings of Counterfeit

S05, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 2011)
The $10 million king of counterfeit money lives it up.
  • Mon 10/10
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC