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Episode 3: Art Heist: Fine Arts Express | Medical Scams: Dr. Martrinez

Case File

Art Heist: Fine Arts Express & Medical Scams: Dr. Martinez
A museum quality art collection worth more than $4 million dollars is stolen. Two men who wind up working at Fine Arts Express hatch a plan to steal fine art. In another case: It sounds like a nightmare -- long needles repeatedly jabbed to a patient¿s back -- but for Dr. Jorge Martinez, it's routine business. Expensive, painful and unnecessary shots are all part of a multi-million dollar billing scheme.

Case 1: Art Heist: Fine Arts Express

  • The Thieves
  • They appeared to be from opposite ends of the tracks. Two men -- who in a twist of fate -- end up working at Fine Arts Express. Together they hatch a plan to steal the art.
  • The Crime
  • It's described as a crime of passion motivated by the love of art. The paintings are worth more than 4-million dollars -- museum quality -- Picasso, Matisse, Rothko. The treasures are snatched out of storage.
  • The Investigation
  • It was a clean, easy heist -- an inside job. The crime is unsolved until FBI Special Agents uncover a twisted plot of greed. The scheme is unraveled.
  • The Final Chapter
  • The guilty are discovered. Why did they do it -- how did they pull it off? Donald Rasch talks from behind bars. The amazing story only on "American Greed."

Case 2: Medical Scams: Dr. Martinez

  • The Scam
  • It sounds like a nightmare -- long needles repeatedly jabbed to a patient’s back. But for Dr. Jorge Martinez, it's routine business. Expensive, painful and unnecessary shots are all part of a multi-million dollar billing scheme.
  • The Patient
  • A terrible accident. Jack Lancaster survives but faces a life of chronic pain. He seeks relief from Dr. Martinez. But relief comes with a high price.
  • The Practice
  • The money rolls in -- the stakes are high -- the dangerous practice turns deadly.
  • The Bust
  • In this episode of "American Greed" see the FBI's undercover video tapes that help bring the doctor to justice.

Web Extras

  • Fine Arts Express Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    Donald Rasch, together with Biron Valier, are responsible for the theft of 130 pieces of fine art taken from the Fine Arts Express storage facility in St. Louis, Mo. Learn more.

  • Medical Scams Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    Expensive, painful and unnecessary shots are all part of a multi-million dollar billing scheme. Click to learn how this doctor was finally brought to justice.

  • The Thief     Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 11:01 PM ET

    Donald Rasch explains how he was able to sell the stolen art to Stuart Slavin.

  • The Prosecutor     Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 11:02 PM ET

    Prosecutor Matthew Drake explains the charges and sentences for Rasch and Valier.

  • FBI Undercover Video     Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | 11:03 PM ET

    WARNING! The following contains graphic video of a medical procedure that maybe uncomfortable for some people to watch. This FBI tape was shot in Dr. Martinez's office.

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