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Financial Fugitives

Scam artists come and go, but those that do their dirty deeds and leave the authorities holding the bag are few and far between. Some aren't so clever, and end up being caught quickly. But others live for years hiding in remote parts of the world, or living in plain view, protected by a lack of extradition agreements. They're cunning, clever and sometimes considered very, very dangerous.

Here, we take a look at some of the most notorious financial fugitives of the last 25 years. Some are living life on the lam, others are doing time in the can.

By Elizabeth Rocklin with Constance Parten
Posted: 29 April, 2011

American Greed profiles the story of Mark Weinberger, a multi-million dollar tale of deception, on Wednesday, May 4th at 10p | 1a ET.

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