Jeanine Ibrahim is an investigative producer for CNBC, producing videos and writing articles to supplement primetime programming. Previously, she was a television producer for CBS News at The Early Show; prior to that, a documentary producer for series such as CNBC's "American Greed" and A&E's "Cold Case Files. Her early roots included stops as a reporter at a Chicago-area newspaper and at The Associated Press as a writer and broadcast editor.
It's worth considering one study that argues spending time in prison actually helps a person increase their earnings power from criminal activity.
The case of Allen Stanford, a former billionaire who once allegedly sealed a deal with blood and is currently serving a 110-year federal prison sentence, could soon be back in the headlines.
According to recent U.S. Justice Department statistics, art crime is an industry estimated at $6 billion — surpassed only by drug and gun trafficking trades.
Here's the unique case of a former gang member and his girlfriend graduating from street crime to a multi-million dollar bank fraud.