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The Next Episode of "American Greed" Airs Wednesday, February 6th at 9P & 12A ET

Jennifer Dauble
American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels & Scandals

The next episode of CNBC's unprecedented series "American Greed," which focuses on how greed change's people's lives airs Wednesday, February 6th at 9PM & 12AM ET.

The episode features John Bennett's Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, which promises to double charities' money thanks to matching gifts by a mysterious group of anonymous donors, known only to Bennett. CNBC's "American Greed" takes an insider's look at this fascinating case where two contrasting principles-giving and greed-collide: the story of a man who created deception, the ones who trusted him and the skeptic who risked everything in pursuit of the truth.

Also, on this episode, the story of Eric Stein who ran one of the largest investment frauds in Nevada history, bilking more than 500 investors out of 34 million dollars. CNBC's "American Greed" will take viewers inside the mind of a scam artist with a first-person account of his tactics, targets and the driving power of pure greed. CNBC follows his story from regular businessman, to criminal mastermind, to one of "America's Most Wanted" fugitives...and finally, to remorseful ex-con.

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