Revolutionaries believe their mission is to spread the word of bitcoin and its power.
In a quest for profit, fraudsters mislabel and adulterate food. In addition to potential health problems, it costs the food industry billions. CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan reports.
Joseph Romano was living large, even as a federal inmate, but set on murderous revenge against those who put him in lockup for committing fraud. CNBC's Andrea Day reports.
After Joseph Romano was convicted of running a coin scam he decided to plot revenge against those who had locked him up. CNBC investigates.
The men who used to bust pot operations are now being paid big bucks to protect them. Dina Gusovsky Reports.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports how organized crime is trying to get a piece of the Super Bowl profits with counterfeit goods.
From sophisticated fake game tickets to bogus jerseys, counterfeiters want a piece of the Super Bowl. Here's how to spot knockoff merchandise.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports on the billion dollar black market of the antiquities trade. There is a treasure trove of ancient art that was looted from temples from India and smuggled into the U.S. to be distributed on the black market and sold to art galleries.
Aubrey Lee Price, a Georgia banker wanted for bilking investors out of $21 million was apprehended after cops pulled him over for illegally tinted windows on his car. A federal warrant was issued in 2012 after Price was accused of transferring millions of clients' money into accounts he controlled.
CNBC's Andrea Day looks back at this year's biggest crime stories, including rock star wannabe, Rob Mawhinney, who stole over $11 million and is now serving seven years in prison.
Rob Mawhinney desperately wanted to become a rockstar. Instead, he found fame when he pleaded guilty to money laundering and loan fraud.
Cliff Goodenough says his life had been in shambles because of a decades-long battle with the IRS. The reason was almost too hard to believe.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports that luxury-goods companies spend millions of dollars every year on global investigators to fight counterfeiting. A look at how the knockoff sellers are adapting to increased pressure from law enforcement.
James Kalpakis stole over $4.3 million from 5 clients in fraudulent real estate deals between 2008 and 2011—including over $400,000 from his own wife.
Andrea Sanderlin, from Scarsdale, N.Y., known as the "pot mom," pleaded guilty to running a multimillion-dollar marijuana growing operation.
When a luxury Montauk housing development started to lose money, two developers dumped millions of their clients' money into the property, prosecutors say.
Former pro and UConn star Tate George is accused of running a multimillion-dollar scam from 2005 to 2011 that targeted friends and pro athletes.
Over a three-year period this band of criminals were responsible for more than $5 million in credit card theft and alluded authorities for years.
Christopher Rad was found guilty of running a global conspiracy to manipulate stocks, raking in millions of dollars for himself.
The Pink Panther gang is suspected of pulling off some of the most brazen diamond heists in history, with more than $100 million worth of jewels stolen in just the past month.
Investigators are digging to track all the money in the investigation into a New York couple accused of running an international prostitution and money-laundering operation. CNBC's Andrea Day offers insight.
CNBC's Andrea day has been tracking the story on the mom who was accused of running a massive pot growing operation. MedMen offers clients tips on growing marijuana plants. Its founder and CEO Adam Bierman, weighs in.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports on a "master at the art of deception" whose crime went on for more than 4 years and included billing Medicare more than $10 million for services not provided.
CNBC's Andrea Day reports on Rodney Watts and Courtney Dupree, who conned a bank out of millions of dollars. The pair orchestrated a scheme to defraud Amalgamated Bank and C3 Capital.
The government has moved in on Aeropostale's chief marketing officer, who set up shell companies that took millions in kickbacks. CNBC's Andrea Day has the details.
The Veterans Healthcare system has come under fire as officials reap big bonuses while patients suffer. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports/investigates.
450,000 people had robot-assisted surgery last year, but now the makers of da Vinci are facing controversy about the safety of its surgical device. CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg investigates allegations of problems in the operating room in "The da Vinci Debate."
A former VA surgeon says equipment wasn't cleaned properly at the Jackson, Miss., VA. He says those aren't the only problems.
Florida Rep. Jeff Miller says the Department of Veterans Affairs, which he oversees in the House, only seems to be getting worse.
A rare disease at the Pittsburgh VA Hospital raises concerns about VA healthcare, and CNBC has obtained an exclusive report that shows patients may still be susceptible to Legionnaire's disease, without their knowledge. During the outbreak, officials were reaping big rewards and bonuses.
CNBC's investigative unit focuses on corporate malfeasance,government waste and white collar crime. In 2012 the unit reported a wide-range of stories including health care fraud, child labor, cyber espionage, and global kleptocracy for which Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan, Dubai, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Fernley, Nevada.
CNBC gets exclusive access inside the SEC. CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn and CNBC Contributor Gary Kaminsky take you behind closed doors to learn more about fraud and what the SEC is doing to fight it.
“Selling the American Dream” goes inside the world of multi-level marketing. Our 10 month investigation shows how quickly people can find themselves in financial ruin, when investments they are encouraged to make in MLM businesses turn into unmanageable debt.
A new distribution announced Tuesday will bring the total amount returned to Madoff investors past $5 billion.
Madoff trustee Irving Picard and his chief counsel David Sheehan react to Mark Madoff's suicide.
Senior correspondent Scott Cohn talks to Madoff trustee Irving Picard and his chief counsel David Sheehan about the involvement of big banks in Madoff's fraud.
The Treasury estimates that $21 billion in potentially fraudulent refunds due to identity theft could be issued in the next five years.
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky takes a look at the massive amount of digital data that pours into the SEC's enforcement division, which is in charge of investigating violations of securities laws.
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky spent time with SEC's Bruce Karpati to learn more about his division, which investigates allegations of fraud committed by investment advisers. Kaminsky reports that if you're breaking the law, the agency will find you.
By attacking business computer networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy.
China is working feverishly to counteract its slowest GDP growth in recent years, and one of the ways it’s doing so, say U.S. officials, is through the theft of American corporate secrets.
US businesses are enduring an unprecedented onslaught of cyber invasions from foreign governments, organized crime syndicates, and hacker collectives, all seeking to steal information and disrupt services, cybersecurity experts say.
Thousands of items of cultural and historical significance have been reported stolen to the FBI. Click ahead for the list of the FBI’s most wanted stolen art works.
New York socialite Roxane West never expected the man she trusted and treated like family could be part of a crime wave that targets the wealthy. CNBC investigates the billion dollar criminal enterprise that is "Ripping off the Rich."
An increasing number of wealthy collectors are investing in art, rare collectibles and even wine. But when buying rare, trophy bottles, even the most educated connoisseur can get duped. Jamie Ritchie, President of Sotheby's Wine in the U.S. and Asia, explains how to spot a fake.