American Greed Episode 85: Make me rich or die / Kids for cash

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Make me rich or die / Kids for cash

A mad man givesinvestment pros a simple choice: make me rich or face my deadly wrath. He mailsthreating letters and then pipe bombs. Can the law find him before his(get-rich) scheme kills? And, two judges get rich by a secret deal to receivekickbacks for ensuring a private juvenile detention center has a steady flow ofchild prisoners in Pennsylvania. The shocking scandal known as "Kids for Cash,"ruined lives.


  • By: Source: FBI

    Over the course of two years, John Tomkins using the alias ‘The Bishop,’ sent threatening letters in an attempt to pump the price of two different stocks.

  • By: Source: Public Record

    Read the plea deal accepted by former judge Michael Conahan.

  • By: Source: Public Record

    Details the charges against former judge Mark Ciavarella.