Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start US FIDELIS, a business selling vehicle service contracts. But when the cars break down those "warranties" prove worthless while the brothers pocket millions and live it up.
An independent film spins out of control into a $28 million fraud when a filmmaker's silent partner and spiritual guru helps himself to investor funds.
Three friends make a killing on Wall Street in what is the longest-known insider trading case in U.S. history. And a money trail takes authorities from Miami's toughest drug traffickers to a Boca Raton firefighter's money laundering operation.
Two brothers used racial profiling to rip-off millions from homeowners in a remodeling scheme that left many customers homeless. And, a real estate investor stole $31 million from clients who believed he was flipping houses in New York City to make them big bucks.
In a signed confession, Russell Wassendorf Sr., CEO of Peregrine Financial Group revealed an extraordinary fraud that he perpetrated for two decades, deceiving financial regulators and robbing his customers of more than $200 million dollars.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his associates extort city contractors, abuse public funds, and turn the mayor's office into their own cash machine, costing the city millions. But it's a high-profile sex scandal that ultimately takes him down.
A mad man gives investment pros a simple choice: make me rich or face my deadly wrath. He mails threating letters and then pipe bombs. Can the law find him before his (get-rich) scheme kills?
NCAA basketball coaches are among the victims who get financially slam dunked in a $39 million scam out of Houston.
Small town comptroller steals $53 million from her city to fund an award winning horse-breeding empire. And, a crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oases.
Middle-aged commercial real estate investor Ed Okun is in love with a boat show model almost half his age. He showers her with jewels, cars, even a helicopter. To fund his hormone-induced multimillion dollar spending spree, Okun steals client money to live large and impress his new bride.
Joe and Tina Caronna are living the good life: a nice house, a collection of fancy sports cars, and loads of cash for vacations and fun. But while Tina has earned her money as a financial executive, Joe's life as an insurance agent isn't exactly legit. When Tina learns of her husband's fraud ... the results are deadly.