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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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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
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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 1/23
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Dr. Barnes/Interstate Bank Mart Bandit

S01, E02  (First Aired: Jun. 28, 2007)
Investigators discover that a doctor named Gerald Barnes is a phony; meanwhile, a man responsible for 43 robberies is tracked down.
  • Mon 1/23
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Deadly Gold Digger

PREMIERE NEW
S11, E01 
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
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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.
  • Mon 1/23
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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.
  • Mon 1/23
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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.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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Art Heist: Fine Arts Express; Medical Scams: Dr. Martinez

S01, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 5, 2007)
Co-workers conspire to steal more than $4 million in fine art; a doctor's fraud, amounting to millions of dollars, turns deadly.
  • Tue 1/24
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Meth Identity Thieves/The Wheaton Bandit

S01, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 12, 2007)
Criminals are increasingly resorting to identity theft to fund meth addictions; an armed bank robber is on the loose in a sleepy town.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Religious Prey; Dr. Miko's Medical Scams

S01, E05  (First Aired: Jul. 19, 2007)
A church Ponzi scheme; a doctor's fraud ends in murder.
  • Wed 1/25
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  • Wed 1/25
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Martin Frankel

S02, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2008)
Convict Barry Watson steals from his computer networking business.
  • Thu 1/26
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When Greed and Giving Collide; Confessions of a Con Man

S02, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 2008)
Foundation for New Era Philanthropy; investment-fraud case.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
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Unsolved: $300 Million Art Heist; Preying on Faith

S02, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 2008)
The Gardner Museum art theft; evangelist Abraham Kennard scams small, black churches and charitable organizations out of millions of dollars.
  • Fri 1/27
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Stealing $$$ From Scientologists; The Art of Fraud

S02, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2008)
Reed Slatkin scams wealthy investors by running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history; con artist Vilas Likhite sells fake artworks.
  • Fri 1/27
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
  • Sat 1/28
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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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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
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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.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • Sun 1/29
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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
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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
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Crash and Burn

S04, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2010)
A profile of Marcus Schrenker.
  • Sun 1/29
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Unsolved: $300 Million Art Heist; Preying on Faith

S02, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 2008)
The Gardner Museum art theft; evangelist Abraham Kennard scams small, black churches and charitable organizations out of millions of dollars.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 358
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Sholam Weiss

S04, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 2010)
Man responsible for the largest insurance scam in history.
  • Mon 1/30
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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 1/30
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Deadly Rx for Greed

S02, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2008)
Pharmacist Robert Courtney dilutes chemotherapy medications and bills patients for the full amount, pocketing the difference.
  • Mon 1/30
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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 1/30
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Fraud in Cyberspace

S02, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 2008)
Convict Barry Watson steals from his computer networking business.
  • Mon 1/30
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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.''
  • Mon 1/30
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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.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 85
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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 1/30
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 85
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The Real ``War Dogs''

S11, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 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.''
  • Tue 1/31
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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Inside the WorldCom Scam; DHS: Dept of Hollywood Scams

S02, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 2008)
WorldCom stock crashes in 2002, leaving behind defrauded investors, out-of-work employees and disappearing retirement funds; a Hollywood producer cons investors.
  • Tue 1/31
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Robbing Hollywood's A-List; Soaking the Rich at Auction

S02, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 2008)
Money manager Dana Giacchetto misuses funds from his famous clients; A. Alfred Taubman discusses the price-fixing scandal at two famous auction houses.
  • Tue 1/31
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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.
  • Wed 2/1
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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.
  • Wed 2/1
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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.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 991
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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 2/2
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 991
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Stealing $$$ From Scientologists; The Art of Fraud

S02, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2008)
Reed Slatkin scams wealthy investors by running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history; con artist Vilas Likhite sells fake artworks.
  • Fri 2/3
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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.
  • Fri 2/3
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 991
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Party's Over: Tyco's Kozlowski

S02, E08  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 2008)
Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who was convicted of misappropriating company funds, gives an interview from prison.
  • Fri 2/3
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Funny Money

S04, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2010)
Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation's oldest crimes - making counterfeit money.
  • Sat 2/4
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Dollars For Dumps

(First Aired: Apr. 2, 2014)
A crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oases.
  • Sat 2/4
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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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Flipping Frenzy Scam

S04, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2010)
Jeanetta Standefor offers a way to help troubled homeowners.
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Sexual Performance Pill; Kirk Wright

(First Aired: Apr. 14, 2010)
Steve Warshak markets a product to enhance men's sex lives, then repeatedly bills his customers' credit cards without their consent; Kirk Wright claims to have a secret recipe for stock market success, then his company begins sustaining big losses.
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$200 Million Medical Settlement Scam

S04, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2010)
Multimillion-dollar settlement for ailing Fen-phen users hijacked by their attorneys.
  • Sun 2/5
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Stealing $$$ From Scientologists; The Art of Fraud

S02, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 2008)
Reed Slatkin scams wealthy investors by running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history; con artist Vilas Likhite sells fake artworks.
  • Sun 2/5
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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