American Greed

About American Greed

Enter a world where crime pays well--until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original primetime series, “American Greed,” takes you inside the scams, schemes and broken dreams…revealing the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money.

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    Biggest Cons: The Most Hated Man in America?

    Season 2020 Episode 4 (8-10-2020)

    Martin Shkreli, the notorious “Pharma bro,” is in prison for defrauding investors. Behind bars, he’s violating rules to allegedly run his company and requesting to be freed to help cure COVID-19.

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    Biggest Cons: Madoff Behind Bars

    Season 2020 Episode 3 (8-3-2020)

    Bernie Madoff is the disgraced mastermind behind a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. A look inside his life in prison, the lives of his victims, and the search for his stolen billions.

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    Biggest Cons: The Real Wolf of Wall Street

    Season 2020 Episode 2 (7-27-2020)

    Jordan Belfort, the real “Wolf of Wall Street,” pleads guilty to fraud and serves time in prison. After his release, he sues the film studio behind the hit movie based on his life for $300 million.

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    Biggest Cons: The College Admissions Scandal

    Season 2020 Episode 1 (7-20-2020)

    College admissions consultant Rick Singer awaits sentencing for his role as mastermind of the $25 million Varsity Blues scandal.

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    Judgment of Terror

    Season 13 Episode 186 (3-9-2020)

    When a judge in Texas is shot four times, a tip leads investigators to Chimene Onyeri, an aspiring Houston rap artist facing prison after his crooked plots are exposed.

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    All-Star Sports Scam

    Season 13 Episode 185 (3-2-2020)

    Well-heeled financial advisor Peggy Ann Fulford builds a cache of all-star clients and a personal fortune by convincing A-list players like Dennis Rodman that she’s in their corner.

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    Fake Heiress Cons High Society

    Season 13 Episode 184 (2-24-2020)

    Artsy German heiress Anna Delvey makes a splash in downtown New York’s social scene, but she’s really a Russian-born con artist who’s trying to swindle $23 million from banks.

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    Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

    Season 13 Episode 183 (2-17-2020)

    On MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino flaunts washboard abs and a party boy image. But when it comes to his taxes, he’d rather play than pay.

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    The Luxury Curse Scam

    Season 13 Episode 182 (2-10-2020)

    From penthouse apartments to a $10 million stadium luxury box, financial advisor Dawn Bennett orchestrates a $20-million-scheme and conjures spells to silence investigators.

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    Starstruck Studio Swindle

    Season 13 Episode 181 (2-3-2020)

    Carissa Carpenter is an aspiring movie mogul who plans to construct a major movie studio in Northern California. But the feds say that investors end up bankrolling her big-budget lifestyle.

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    Painful Greed Turns Deadly

    Season 13 Episode 180 (1-27-2020)

    Healing turns harmful when pharmacist Barry Cadden chooses profits over safety while running a drug compounding center where mold and bacteria thrive.

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    The Fast and the Fraudulent

    Season 13 Episode 179 (1-20-2020)

    Payday loan scam mastermind Scott Tucker swindles millions of cash-strapped borrowers with his convenient online loan business.

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    Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam

    Season 13 Episode 178 (1-13-2020)

    “Entrepreneur" Keisha Williams lures investors into pouring millions of dollars into a can’t-miss bid to secure a medical moneymaking technology that never materializes.

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    The Fake Prince's Royal Scam

    Season 13 Episode 177 (1-6-2020)

    An outlandish con artist poses as a Saudi royal to cheat investors out of millions, promising them access to Arabian oil stock.

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    The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster

    Season 13 Episode 176 (9-16-2019)

    Scott Menaged is a trash-talking reality TV house flipper in Phoenix uncovered as a fraud.

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    Black Market Dirty Gold

    Season 13 Episode 175 (9-9-2019)

    Three Miami salesmen with gold fever import billions of dollars’ worth of the precious metal from South America.

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    Prophets of Greed

    Season 13 Episode 174 (9-2-2019)

    Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand “Perfect Obedience” from followers, luring them into welfare fraud.

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    Paul Manafort

    Season 13 Episode 173 (8-26-2019)

    From luxury properties to an ostrich coat, the hard charging political insider uses his influence to fuel a multimillion-dollar mortgage and tax fraud.

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    The Fyre Festival

    Season 13 Episode 172 (8-19-2019)

    Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland uses fraud to launch his brand and a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.

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    The College Admissions Scandal

    Season 13 Episode 171 (8-12-2019)

    College admissions coach Rick Singer rakes in $25 million from rich parents who pay big bucks to rig their kids’ admission into elite colleges.