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  • Bernard L. Madoff leaves U.S. Federal Court on Jan. 14, 2009, after a hearing regarding his bail in New York.

    Part three of CNBC's three part original podcast series. It’s one of the greatest lies ever sold, a $65 billion fraud. For the past decade, Bernie Madoff — locked away from the world as he serves a 150-year prison sentence — has been the face of greed. That’s not the end of the story. CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer go “behind bars” to uncover the Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. In our final episode: hunting Bernie’s billions. With his victim’s lives shattered, coping with the financial loss, trauma, and tragedy and the 10 year effort to make them whole.

  • Bernard Madoff in 2009

    A three part original podcast series. It’s one of the greatest lies ever sold, a $65 billion fraud. For the past decade, Bernie Madoff — locked away from the world as he serves a 150-year prison sentence — has been the face of greed. But that’s not the end of the story. CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer go “behind bars” to uncover the Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. In this episode: the next Madoff. In the wake of his scheme came investor protections, so how is that con artists are still scamming their way to millions and can it happen to you?

  • The war isn’t over. After military service, veterans still fight to endure

    The American Greed Report: Many veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face an overburdened VA system and are left to battle disability, joblessness and post-traumatic stress on their own. Scott Cohn of CNBC’S American Greed offers some tips on how we can be of service to them. All New American Greed Mondays 10P ET/PT

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  • A new wave of synthetic opioids is creating a customer base that can’t walk away

    Illegal fentanyl has surpassed prescription opioids as the leading cause of overdose deaths in the U.S. Dealers are flooding themarket with the highly potent, hard-to-detect synthetic drug in response to the crackdown on heroin and painkillers. Scott Cohn of CNBC’s American Greed takes a look at the latest shift in the harsh economy of addiction.Watch an all new American Greed | Monday 10P ET/PT

  • How to shine if you think now may be the time to buy gold

    Gold has long been considered a storehouse of value and many bank on its stability as a hedge against inflation. If you’re thinking of investing in gold, Scott Cohn of CNBC’s American Greed offers advice on what to know before you invest. Watch an all new American Greed | Monday 10P ET/PT

  • How to win at winning the lottery

    Scoring a winning ticket takes luck. Managing the resulting fortune takes skill. Scott Cohn of CNBC’s American Greed offers advice for making the most of a jackpot win. Watch an all new American Greed | Monday 10P ET/PT

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“American Greed” is narrated by stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach. He is best known for his portrayal of Detective Mike Hammer and his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Ernest Hemingway.

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