Stephen Trantel is a husband, a father…and a bank robber. He was once a broker making hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Manhattan trading pits. Unemployed, Trantel embarks on a new career…. one of crime. His life - and the lives of those who love him - are changed forever.
His pitch is irresistible. Troy Titus promises to make you rich. The self-proclaimed real estate guru travels the seminar circuit. Thousands attend his lectures, buy his DVDs and invest with the man who portrays himself as a moneymaking magician. It’s true to an extent … Titus makes money disappear in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme! Is anyone safe from this golden boy’s allure?
He’s a philanthropist, diplomat and international man of mystery. Dr. Henry Jones promises to get investors in on a secret gold deal. But Dr. Jones is leading a double life --- a life unknown even to his partners in crime.
A mysterious ring of social outcasts. Albert Gonzalez leads a gang with an insatiable appetite for sex, drugs…and your encrypted information. They steal credit card numbers and make a fortune by selling them on the black market. But the multi-million dollar scam has deadly consequences.
He’s a trusted advisor. A philanthropist. Bob McLean runs a successful investment firm and donates millions to his favorite causes. But McLean has a dark, devastating secret.
Scott Rothstein is a Ft. Lauderdale attorney making millions. He’s the life of the party, a guy who wants the world to love him. But Rothstein is secretly a criminal mastermind.
They’re called The Bling Ring. A fast crowd of celebrity wannabes. This gang of teenagers rob celebrity homes and steal millions in jewelry, clothing and artwork. How far will they go to be like their favorite Hollywood stars? Then next, Danny Pang is a high-rolling financier with a devil-may-care attitude. He makes millions betting on when people will die.
Albert Vilar funds symphonies and operas around the world. But it’s curtains for Vilar when he scams the mother of a Hollywood star. Also, William “Boots” Del Biaggio III is a hockey team owner skating on thin ice. His insatiable desire to be a sports mogul causes him to commit a multimillion-dollar fraud!
A slaughterhouse employs hundreds of workers in a small Iowa town. But there are whispers of threats, extortion and shocking child labor abuses. Sholom Rubashkin runs the family business. Is he a dutiful son or a corporate crook?
A tough guy from Chicago’s South Side finds his way off the streets and into a life of crime. Art Williams Jr. prints millions in fake dollars. American Greed profiles the case of the counterfeiting craftsman.
Larry Salander is one of the biggest names in New York’s art world. But collectors see red when he swipes more than $100 million from their pockets. Then, Stefan Wilson says his investment fund is a sure-fire winner. Investors even mortgage their homes to join his fund. But business with Wilson comes at a very high price.
Marc Dreier is a high-powered lawyer with celebrity clients. But Dreier is a conman and steals more than $700 million from hedge funds.
Arthur Nadel conjures a $330 million hedge fund. In the blink of an eye, he disappears and leaves clients without their life savings.
Dr. Mark Weinberger – a self-proclaimed “nose doctor” – has it all and isn’t afraid to flaunt it. But inside The Weinberger Sinus Clinic, all is not what it seems.
Even if you use the utmost caution, you can still be a victim of credit card fraud. We show you where your credit cards are most and risk, and what you can do to keep them safe.