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Erin Kitzie


Season six episodes of CNBC's "American Greed" will premiere Wednesdays at 10PM and repeat at 1AM ET the same night.


A major league fraud that shocks the sports world, celebrity rip-offs with multi-million dollar price tags and a steamy scam filled with sex and betrayal. Season six of CNBC’s award-winning series “American Greed” unveils new cases of crime and the lust for power…stories of people who will do anything for money.

Prepare to enter the dark side of the American dream. You’ll never look at money the same way again.

Wednesday, February 8th

- "American Greed" Episode 53 - Nevin Shapiro: Major League Fraud

Nevin Shapiro, a University of Miami Football booster, and a fixture on the Miami social scene, orchestrates a $900 million Ponzi scheme.

Wednesday, February 15th - "American Greed" Episode 54 - Kevin Cohen: Baby Broker Scam

Attorney Kevin Cohen uses his Long Island-based Adoption Annex to take advantage of couples seeking to adopt children, making off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fake baby scam.

Wednesday, February 22nd - "American Greed" Episode 55 - Tom Petters: Generous With Other People’s Money

Minneapolis businessman Tom Petters buys big companies with other people’s money. He earns double-digit profits for investors, saves thousands of jobs, and makes himself rich in the process. The secret to his success? A 15-year Ponzi scheme.

Wednesday, February 29th - "American Greed" Episode 56 - Galleon Group: The Insider: Raj Rajaratnam

Sex, lies, and insider trading. Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam turns his hedge fund into one of the most profitable in the world, managing more than $7 billion in assets… by creating one of the biggest insider trading schemes in U.S. history.

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