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American Greed

$udden death / Hip-hop hustle
"$UDDEN DEATH"/ "HIP HOP HUSTLE" - NCAA basketball coaches are among the victims who get financially slam dunked in a $39 million scam out of Houston. And a wannabe rap star claims he's working with a famous Hollywood star to collect money to produce a movie about his 'gangsta' life. But there is no movie only hip-hop star livin'.

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$16 Million in life insurance     Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 4:00 PM ET

Learn more about the life insurance policies Joel David Salinas took out on himself, and how these funds helped victims in the end.

'Chicago Blaxican's' rapper life     Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 4:00 PM ET

See clips Eric Jaglicic created and posted on his MySpace site. He says this scene is for the movie he was working on about the life of "Chicago Blaxican."

Inside "Chicago Blaxican's" old house Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 5:19 PM ET

On Nov. 16, 2006 Eric 'Chicago Blaxican' Jaglicic's house and possessions were seized by authorities. See what was found.

A suicide attempt     Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 1:00 PM ET

With investigators eager to confirm that Joel Salinas is running a $39 million investment fraud, he runs out of options and sets off on a final escape.

A $5,000 shark tank     Tue, 8 Apr '14 | 1:00 PM ET

The $1.5 million raised to produce a movie was a scam. Instead Eric Jagclicic spent investor money on fancy cars, exotic pets, and more.

Joel David Salinas note Wed, 9 Apr '14 | 9:52 AM ET

Read the letter Joel David Salinas left behind shortly before his death in July 2011.

Brian Bjork’s plea Wed, 9 Apr '14 | 9:56 AM ET

Read the plea agreement from Brian Bjork’s criminal case. Federal authorities say he committed a scam within a scam, stealing nearly $1.5 million from a pool of nine victims.

Jaglicic’s contract Wed, 9 Apr '14 | 10:00 AM ET

See a copy of the notarized contract that Eric “Chicago Blaxican” Jaglicic says clears him of blame in the movie investment fraud, and proves his house was a gift.

How criminals make dirty money clean Wed, 2 Apr '14 | 4:09 PM ET

Money laundering can be described as "moving money to disguise what it is" and there are steps to sniff out these funds.

About American Greed

CNBC’s shocking true crime series examines the dark side of the American Dream. Some people will do ANYTHING for MONEY.

American Greed Showtimes

Murder in Memphis
Saturday, April 26th 1a, 3a ET/PT
Major League Fraud
Thursday, May 1st 8p ET/PT
Naked Greed: Celebrity Scam Artist
Thursday, May 1st 9p ET/PT
Crash for Cash
Thursday, May 1sth 10p ET/PT
Nose No Bounds
Thursday, May 1st 11p ET/PT
Fine Art: A Portrait of Fraud
Thursday, May 1st 12a ET/PT
Blackjack Cheaters
Thursday, May 1st 1a ET/PT
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