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American Greed

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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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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.
  • Thu 7/28
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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Capturing The Fugitives

S11, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 9, 2016)
Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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Stockbroker Steals From Clients; Builds Harem

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2008)
Martin Frankel pleads guilty to fraud and racketeering.
  • Fri 7/29
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Jersey Car Stealer Dealer / Facebook Face-Off

S11, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 30, 2016)
A luxury car salesman faces accusations of pocketing car loans and selling cars he doesn't own; a man claims to own half of Facebook and says he has the contract to prove it.
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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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 7/30
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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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.
  • Sat 7/30
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Kirk Wright

(First Aired: Apr. 22, 2016)
  • Sat 7/30
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Stockbroker Steals From Clients; Builds Harem

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2008)
Martin Frankel pleads guilty to fraud and racketeering.
  • Sun 7/31
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 358
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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 8/1
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
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The Bad Neighbors

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S11, E13 
A neighborhood ice cream parlor in West Roxbury, Mass., lands the Palladino family in a major case of fraud.
  • Thu 8/4
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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.
  • Thu 8/4
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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.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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The Bad Neighbors

S11, E13  (First Aired: Aug. 4, 2016)
A neighborhood ice cream parlor in West Roxbury, Mass., lands the Palladino family in a major case of fraud.
  • Fri 8/5
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
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Ea$y Being Green

S09, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2015)
A con man runs a fake green energy business and collects millions by scamming major corporations; a notorious cat burglar steals sterling silver in America's most expensive ZIP codes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 8/5
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$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 8/6
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The Slaughterhouse

S05, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 2011)
The head of a kosher slaughterhouse uses unorthodox methods to make money.
  • Sat 8/6
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Union Bu$ter

(First Aired: Apr. 11, 2013)
Construction workers unwittingly foot the bill for a woman's lifestyle.
  • Sat 8/6
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The Royal Scam: Kings of Counterfeit

S05, E10  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 2011)
The $10 million king of counterfeit money lives it up.
  • Sun 8/7
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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 8/7
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
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Hedge Fund Imposter

S05, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2011)
A superstar attorney impersonates an executive to bilk hedge funds out of millions.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Sun 8/7
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Hook, Line/Maxfield Parrish Art Heist

S01, E01  (First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Barry Hunt manages to empty a series of bank accounts, and the thieves were able to swipe two expensive paintings.
  • Mon 8/8
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