American Greed: The Fugitives Episode 8: From Russia with lies

From Russia with lies

From Russia with lies

Victor and Natalia Wolf live like Russian rock stars in Miami. They throw lavish parties on yachts, and drive a $325,000 Maybach. But the good times are financed in part by an alleged $20 million dollar real estate fraud.

Video Clips

  • A fruitful venture

    The Wolfs are new to the States, but may not be new to the game. While settling in the Miami area, they sell land north of Miami, where the pickin's good.

  • Ice, ice baby

    Victor and Natalia Wolf are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars through their real estate development company, Sky Development.

  • Runaway Wolfs

    Russian power couple, the Wolfs, allegedly steal millions with an incredible real estate development scheme in Central Florida. But they may have messed with the wrong people this time, according to former police detective Ed Hill.

  • Hotel Houdini

    Hear from former Miami Herald reporter, Michael Sallah and FBI Special Agent Kurt McKenzie on how the Wolfs allegedly stole a hotel.

  • Believe in success

    Hear a motivational speech from Victor Wolf to a group of Russian sales recruits at a workshop in Florida in 2004.

  • Have you seen me?

    If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Victor and Natalia Wolf, please contact your local FBI office or U.S. embassy.

Case Files

  • By: Source: FBI

    Natalia Wolf is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI, and accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

  • By: Source: FBI

    Victor Wolf is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI, and accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

  • By: Source: FBI

    The Wolfs targeted Russian immigrants and Russian-Americans through an impressive marketing campaign in their native language.

  • By: Source: FBI

    The Sky Development website was very persuasive, encouraging buyers to reserve lots online because they were selling fast.

Articles

  • mortgages
    By: Celia Watson Seupel, Special to CNBC

    The latest numbers are in. Mortgage fraud is pummeling American investors. New collusion and foreclosure indexes reveal emerging trends.

  • By: Celia Watson Seupel, Special to CNBC

    Foreclosure scams are up 58 percent, and the state that's tops in mortgage fraud investigations has held its lead for the fifth straight year.