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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 Grapes of Greed

(First Aired: Jul. 30, 2013)
A man's fake fine-wine storage business.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

Friends Without Benefits

S09, E14  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 2015)
Mutual Benefits buys life insurance policies from AIDS patients, the chronically ill and seniors and fraudulently resells them as low risk investments to clients.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

A Widow's Web

S09, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 2015)
A couples life unravels in a fury of greed and hate when one of them ends up dead.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Spy Who Scammed Me

S09, E15  (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 1/21
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Deadly Gold Digger

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S11, E01 
A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal

S09, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 2015)
When the FTC fines Infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau $37.6 million for all of his get-rich-quick schemes, he claims he's flat broke; Remington Financial Group's ''advance fee'' scam has cost small business owners their dreams and millions of dollars.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Silk Road: Digital Drug Dealers

S10, 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 1/21
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Deadly Gold Digger

S11, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

A Scam Exposed: Strippers and Insider Trading; Economan: Superthief

S03, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2009)
Brokers David Pajcin and Gene Plotkin mastermind a $7 million insider trading scheme; con man Al Parish.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Mustang Ranch: Money, Women and Murder

S03, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 2009)
The story of the Mustang Ranch, the country's first legalized brothel, and its owner Joe Conforte.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

The Body Snatcher: Michael Mastromarino

S03, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2009)
Michael Mastromarino is convicted of illegally harvesting and selling body parts of cadavers to biotech companies.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Suicide Is Painless

S04, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 2010)
Hedge-fund manager Samuel Israel III fakes his own death after defrauding investors of more than $450 million.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Deadly Gold Digger

S11, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown

S10, 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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S10, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

The Surfer Slayer?

S10, 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.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

The Black Widows

S04, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 2010)
Two elderly California women befriend homeless men, then kill them to collect insurance money.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 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 1/28
  • 3:00AM-3:30AM
  • CNBC

The Sky's the Limit

S09, E16  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 2015)
A brash New York stock broker gets sober and re-invents himself as an international power player.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

The Playboy of Indiana

S09, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 2015)
A man with a multimillion-dollar yacht, 80 sports cars and a Playboy magazine model girlfriend runs a $200 million fraud.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Real Wolf of Wall Street

S09, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 2015)
Stockbroker Jordan Belfort pleads guilty to fraud and does jail time; Belfort gets a Hollywood makeover.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

The Real ``War Dogs''

NEW
S11, E02 
Miami party boys turned arms dealers bid on government contracts worth millions to fight the war on terror, inspiring the 2016 film ``War Dogs.''
  • Sat 1/28
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Charity Begins At Home

S09, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2015)
An international crook steals more than 40 million dollars from investors and the US government through a sham computer company and bogus plots to build homes for the poor.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Deadly Gold Digger

S11, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

The Real ``War Dogs''

S11, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 2017)
Miami party boys turned arms dealers bid on government contracts worth millions to fight the war on terror, inspiring the 2016 film ``War Dogs.''
  • Sat 1/28
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

Raffaello Follieri

S04, E03  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 2010)
An Italian real estate developer romances a Hollywood starlet and misappropriates investor funds.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Mad Max of Wall Street

S04, E04  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 2010)
A short seller uses secret government information to make millions of dollars in a trading scam.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Crash and Burn

S04, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2010)
A profile of Marcus Schrenker.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Sholam Weiss

S04, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 2010)
Man responsible for the largest insurance scam in history.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

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(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC
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  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC
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  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC
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  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC