FOR TV HIGHLIGHTS CONSIDERATION:

NEW SEASON OF CNBC'S AMERICAN GREED PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD AT 9PM ET

The premiere episode tells the bizarre saga of Sam Israel III, a big money hedge fund manager, who made headlines for his Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $300 million dollars. Once the toast of Wall Street, Israel’s hunger for fame, fortune and success sends him in free fall, leading to the destruction of his company, a bridge, a suicide note and a man on the run. CNBC gives you this shocking story of a con artist who fell for the ultimate con himself!

The show will repeat on (ALL TIMES ARE EST):

Friday, 2/5 at 10PM and 1AM

Saturday, 2/6 at 8PM, 11PM and 3AM

Sunday, 2/7 at 12AM and 3AM

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