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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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Fool's Gold

S05, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 2011)
Philantropist, diplomat, international man of mystery, and criminal Dr Henry Jones led a double-life that was unknown to all he knew.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Rapper$ Delight

(First Aired: Jul. 30, 2013)
A former bank robber makes millions by promoting musicians.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Crash and Burn

S04, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2010)
A profile of Marcus Schrenker.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Lee Farkas/Taylor Bean & Whitaker: Financial Home Invasion

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jul. 11, 2012)
Lee Farkas invents fake loans and funnels millions in a scam that leaves thousands jobless and leads to one of the largest bank failures in America.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

In Harm's Way

S10, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2015)
A US Military contractor loots his company of $190 million and goes on a wild spending spree, including a reported $10 million party for his teenage daughter and a $100,000 diamond-encrusted belt buckle.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Windy City Wipeout; Miami Burn

S07, E07  (First Aired: Apr. 18, 2013)
Chicago business partners steal millions; an investment scheme that causes financial ruin.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

The Lady Killer

S07, E12  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2013)
A Florida man wins millions in the lottery then disappears.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Solomon Dwek: The Jersey Score

S06, E16  (First Aired: Jul. 25, 2012)
After committing bank fraud,Solomon Dwek becomes an informant for the FBI in the biggest case of corruption in New Jersey history.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Tom Petters: Generous With Other People's Money

S06, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 22, 2012)
A Minneapolis businessman buys big companies and makes himself rich in the process.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Hackers: Operation Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

S05, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 2011)
A group of hackers live it up and decide to get rich or die trying.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

$1.2 Billion Scam: Ft. Frauderdale

S05, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 2011)
A high-flying Florida lawyer steals billions to fuel his lifestyle.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Danny Pang and The Bling Ring

S05, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 2011)
A group of wannabe-celebs make off with millions from Hollywood's rich and famous.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Danny Pang and The Bling Ring

(First Aired: Mar. 9, 2011)
A group of wannabe-celebs make off with millions from Hollywood's rich and famous.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Sholam Weiss

S04, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 2010)
Man responsible for the largest insurance scam in history.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Allen Stanford: The Dark Knight

S06, E17  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2012)
Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in prison for running a 20-year Ponzi scheme to the tune of $7 billion.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Lawyer Lies; Black Gold Bust

S10, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 2015)
An Indianapolis attorney helps desperate families recover money after serious injuries cost them dearly, but pockets the winnings of widows and orphans.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Capturing The Fugitives

S11, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 9, 2016)
Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

The Spy Who Scammed Me

S10, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2015)
A private security contractor promises to help win the freedom of detained oil executives and claims he can find out who abducted Madeleine McCann.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Medical Gloves With Holes

S11, E15  (First Aired: Aug. 18, 2016)
A fraudster in California promises to build a medical glove factory in the U.S. and steals millions of dollars from investors.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

The Slaughterhouse

S05, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 2011)
The head of a kosher slaughterhouse uses unorthodox methods to make money.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Royal Scam: Kings of Counterfeit

S05, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 2011)
The $10 million king of counterfeit money lives it up.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

The Art of the Steal; Folsom Felon

S05, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 6, 2011)
A famous art dealer cons New York high society out of millions.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Hedge Fund Imposter

S05, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2011)
A superstar attorney impersonates an executive to bilk hedge funds out of millions.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC