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American Greed

Cast of 'American Greed'

  • Stacy Keach

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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Hedge Fund Imposter

S05, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2011)
A superstar attorney impersonates an executive to bilk hedge funds out of millions.
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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.
  • Sun 2/26
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Shipwrecked

S07, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 21, 2013)
A clever con man scams millions using a wet and wild fraud in the city of Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Union Bu$ter; The Fool's Gold

S07, E06  (First Aired: Apr. 11, 2013)
Construction workers unwittingly foot the bill for Melissa King's lifestyle; a smooth-talking ladies-man creates a phony gold scheme.
  • Sun 2/26
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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.
  • Sun 2/26
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Talk Radio Takedown

S07, E09  (First Aired: May. 23, 2013)
Trevor Cook runs an investment fund and solicits $190 million from U.S. investors that heard his message through talk radio.
  • Sun 2/26
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Murder in Memphis

S08, E01  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 2014)
A wife finds out her insurance agent husband has been stealing money from their friends by selling bogus annuities.
  • Mon 2/27
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Brooklyn's Madoff; Corrupted Software

S07, E10  (First Aired: May. 30, 2013)
A Brooklyn investment manager starts the longest running Ponzi scheme in history; a stock trading computer program which is supposed to deliver an incredible return.
  • Mon 2/27
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Clean Teeth, Dirty Money; Comic Book Murder

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S11, E05 
A sex trafficking ring, comprised of violent pimps who exploit women, enlists a Chicago dentist to launder their money; a plot to steal a valuable comic book collection ends in murder.
  • Mon 2/27
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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.
  • Mon 2/27
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The Car Con

S08, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start a business selling vehicle service contracts, but the warranties prove worthless and the brothers pocket millions.
  • Tue 2/28
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Clean Teeth, Dirty Money; Comic Book Murder

S11, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2017)
A sex trafficking ring, comprised of violent pimps who exploit women, enlists a Chicago dentist to launder their money; a plot to steal a valuable comic book collection ends in murder.
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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.
  • Tue 2/28
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Clean Teeth, Dirty Money; Comic Book Murder

S11, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2017)
A sex trafficking ring, comprised of violent pimps who exploit women, enlists a Chicago dentist to launder their money; a plot to steal a valuable comic book collection ends in murder.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 3/1
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
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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 3/5
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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.
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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.
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(First Aired: Jun. 21, 2007)
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
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