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Episode 51: Celebrity Scam Artist

Case File

Celebrity Scam Artist
Kenneth Ira Starr was a money manager with celebrity clients. He stole $30 million to buy his way onto Hollywood's A-list and lived a life of luxury. American Greed profiles a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

Celebrity Scam Artist

  • The Money
  • ManagerKenneth Starr is living large, running a boutique financial management firm for some of America's wealthiest celebrities. His friends and clients are celebrities, members of Hollywood's A-List. Starr is a trusted advisor with a deep secret.
  • The Victims
  • Starr secures family fortunes and promises big returns on investments. His unsuspecting clients are victims of a multi-million dollar ponzi scheme. Starr uses their fortunes to fund his lavish lifestyle.
  • The Stripper
  • Diane Passage is a rising pole superstar working at a Manhattan strip club. Starr is infatuated and purses Diane, catering to her expensive taste. Starr weds the bombshell of his dreams and buys a $7.5 million apartment on New York's upper east side. But, the honeymoon will soon be over.
  • The Scam
  • Ken Starr, desperate for fame and fortune, uses his clients' money to climb the social ladder to success. The promised financial returns fail to come in and clients begin to suspect the worst.

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