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04/09/2014: AMERICAN GREED 84 - $UDDEN DEATH/HIP HOP HUSTLE
To the Houston community J. David Salinas has it all. He's a successful financial advisor rubbing shoulders with famous NCAA basketball coaches across the country. He donates generously to local colleges and runs a well-respected youth basketball league. But when a loyal lieutenant betrays him to save his own skin, Salinas' world crumbles under the weight of a $39 million scam. As the feds close in, Salinas commits suicide – but investigators quickly realize that's not the end of this story.
Eric "Chicago Blaxican" Jaglicic is a wannabe Chicago-area rapper with big dreams. But when his music ambitions stall, Jaglicic convinces a local businessman that he's got a new gig – producing a Hollywood movie with comedian Adam Sandler. Jaglicic and his new partner, Brian Falatovich, will collect $1.2 million from starstruck suburban investors lured by promises of huge returns. But there is no movie – and Jaglicic instead embarks on a wild spending spree, complete with strippers, sharks and two alligators he hopes to smuggle into his crawlspace. But this rappers delight soon sours when angry investors realize they've been had and demand their money back.
04/16/2014: AMERICAN GREED 85 – MAKE ME RICH OR DIE/KIDS FOR CASH
For months a man known only as "The Bishop" has presented investment pros with a simple choice: make me rich or face my wrath. His threats, which mention the
Unabomber and the DC Sniper, have been growing in intensity – from letters, to photos, to pipe bombs rigged not to explode. Now, he's promising to send bombs that will go off. Can investigators find "The Bishop" before his get-rich scheme turns deadly?
A Girl Scout sent away for giving a cop the middle finger. A boy locked up for throwing a piece of steak at his mother's boyfriend. They are among the thousands of kids in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who do time after juvenile court hearings that last just minutes. What they don't know is that two judges are getting rich off a secret deal to build the detention center where many of them are being sent. Called "Kids for Cash," it's a scandal so shocking that it's almost impossible to believe.
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