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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 Dirtiest Con

S09, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 2015)
A man claims to be reformed after serving seven years in prison for turning his carpet cleaning company into a multimillion-dollar scam.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Lights! Camera! Fraud!

S08, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2014)
An independent film spins out of control when a filmmaker's silent partner and spiritual guru helps himself to investor funds.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Pain Killer Profits

S10, E11  (First Aired: Jun. 30, 2016)
Twin brothers make millions from the illicit sale of oxycodone and other drugs out of their South Florida pain clinics.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Cash King

S09, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2015)
A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC
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  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC
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  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC
  • Mon 5/28
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Stolen Valor Scam

S12, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 2018)
Idaho Guardsman Darryl Wright claims he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq, but his story is an elaborate scam that allows him to live large without working and to steal resources from veterans who truly need help.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Murderous Plot Meets Reality TV

S12, E03  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2018)
When a sexy Florida former escort plots to take her husband's money and his life, her lover tips off the police and her deadly plan gets caught on tape.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

Conn's Job

S12, E06  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 2018)
Superstar disability lawyer Eric C. Conn offers guaranteed client wins by cheating, scoring a massive Social Security fraud, then vanishes.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Blood Relatives; End of Life Scam

S12, E07  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 2018)
A thieving shopaholic son murders his family to cash in on the family's wealth; a Chicago health facility owner uses an inflated billing scheme in a $20 million rip off.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Deadly Opioids, Dirty Doctors

S12, E02  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 2018)
Two doctors illegally prescribe opioids while destroying lives and pocketing millions.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

The Most Hated Man in America

S12, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 2018)
Businessman Martin Shkreli raises the price of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, but it's his shady accounting and Internet trolling that lands the ``Pharma Bro'' in hot water.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Murderous Plot Meets Reality TV

S12, E03  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2018)
When a sexy Florida former escort plots to take her husband's money and his life, her lover tips off the police and her deadly plan gets caught on tape.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC
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  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC
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  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC
  • Mon 6/4
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Deadly Gold Digger

S11, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2017)
A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Billionaire Boys Bust

S11, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 2017)
Flashy former Michigan cop and corrupt real estate dealer John Bravata uses his company, nicknamed the Billionaire Boys Club, to steal $50 million from 440 middle-class investors.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Making a Killing; Doctor Drug Dealer

S11, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 2017)
A motivational speaker murders to get cash for his wild scams; a Los Angeles pain clinic doctor makes millions writing illegal pain prescriptions.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Junk in a Box; Been Caught Stealing

S11, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 26, 2017)
Cancer charities that raise millions but gives only three percent to patients and families; a family brings in millions shoplifting in a nationwide crime spree caught on camera.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC