List of American Greed episodes

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American Greed is an hour-long American television show that currently airs on CNBC. The show profiles various cases involving corporate fraud and white collar crimes. Some of the episodes profile two of these cases in a single episode.

This show has been on air since June 21, 2007, and will air its ninth season in June, 2014. (as of February 13, 2013). Stacy Keach is the narrator for these episodes.

Season 1 (2007)[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Hook, Line and Sucker / Maxfield Parish Art Heist" June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21)
Case 1: Barry Hunt—a successful con artist who left a coast-to-coast trail of deception, deceit and empty bank accounts. A profile of Hunt’s crime and the investors who bought his story.
Case 2: A daring heist. Under the cover of darkness, a hole is expertly cut in the roof, an alarm goes haywire and two paintings by famed American artist Maxfield Parrish disappear into the night.
2 "The Impostor: Dr. Barnes / Interstate Bank Mart Bandit" June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28)
Case 1: For twenty years,[1] he was an impostor doctor! Dr. Gerald Barnes[2] has a thriving practice specializing in "executive" medical exams. His salary is six-figures and life is good. But there's a small problem: he's not the real Dr. Gerald Barnes.
Case 2: He leaves no clues behind, only a trail of broken dreams and empty bank accounts. Forty-three robberies in 20 months. The M.O. is always the same. Police say it's the work of one man: "The Interstate Bank Mart Bandit!"
3 "MD's $60 Million Deadly Fraud / Art Heist" July 5, 2007 (2007-07-05)
Case 1: A museum quality art collection worth more than $4 million is stolen! Two men, who in a twist of fate, end up working at Fine Arts Express, together hatch a plan to steal museum quality pieces by Picasso, Matisse, and Rothko.
Case 2: It sounds like a nightmare—long needles repeatedly jabbed to a patient’s back. But for Dr. Jorge Martinez, it's routine business. Expensive, painful and unnecessary shots are all part of a multi-million-dollar billing scheme.
4 "Meth Identity Thieves / The Wheaton Bandit" July 12, 2007 (2007-07-12)
Case 1: It's a new crime wave rippling across the west; thieves are committing identity theft to fund their meth drug addictions. Victims are robbed. But the thief takes more than money, the victim's identity is stolen, too.
Case 2: Wheaton, Illinois - a nice place to raise a family. But a shadow hangs over this affluent Chicago suburb. A serial bank robber is armed and ready for a fight.
5 "Religious Prey: Baptist Foundation Of Arizona / Medical Scams: Dr. Mikos" July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19)
Case 1: The Baptist Foundation of Arizona is a non-profit fundraiser dedicated to the church. Investors believe their money will be secure but millions are lost! “American Greed" unravels the elaborate Ponzi scheme which left a religious community betrayed and baffled.
Case 2: The story of a murderous Chicago doctor who bilked Medicare! He’s a caring doctor with a sterling bedside manner. His practice is lucrative. But beneath the charm lies a con artist; a doctor playing the system and making off with more than a million.
6 "Religious Prey: Greater Ministries Int’l / It Takes a Thief" July 26, 2007 (2007-07-26)
Case 1: A story of religious fraud; a $500 million dollar pyramid scheme. Greater Ministries International founder Gerald Payne has a plan for the faithful to gift the church and double their money. American Greed profiles one of the most lucrative pyramid schemes in history.
Case 2: A thief leads a double life. By day, he's a property manager; by night, a cat burglar who executed some of the most daring jewel heists in American history!

Season 2 (2008)[edit]

# Title Original air date
7 "The Martin Frankel Case" January 30, 2008 (2008-01-30)
Financier Martin Frankel, a con man who vanished with $200 million.[3] A story of money laundering, prostitution, bizarre sex and drug abuse.
8 "When Greed And Giving Collide / Confessions Of A Con Man" February 6, 2008 (2008-02-06)
Case 1: A major charity scam...John Bennett's "Foundation for New Era Philanthropy" stole millions of dollars from unsuspecting patrons. A story of deception, theft and "American Greed."
Case 2: Eric Stein, mastermind of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Nevada history, cost his victims nearly $34 million.
9 "Unsolved: $300 Million Art Heist / Preying On Faith" February 13, 2008 (2008-02-13)
Case 1: A dark night. A clever plan. $300 million in art is stolen from a Boston museum. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manuet disappear into the night!
Case 2: Abraham Kennard says he is a man of faith. But this pastor preys on his flock. Trusting Christians from small, struggling churches who are hoping to better their communities hand over their savings to this pastor. But instead, as many as 1600 churches nationwide are swindled out of $10 million.[4]
10 "Stealing $$$ From Scientologists / The Art Of Fraud" February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)
Case 1: A religious man leads a deceptive life and scams investors out of more than $600 million! The rise and fall of Scientologist minister Reed Slatkin is a story of "American Greed."
Case 2: Enter the mysterious world of art fraud. An elaborate sting operation exposes Dr. Vilas Likhite, a doctor stripped of his medical license, who begins a new career as a con man selling forged art treasures!
11 "Deadly RX For Greed" February 27, 2008 (2008-02-27)
Patients are at risk. A respected pharmacist is on the take. Robert Courtney mixes a prescription of greed, diluting life-saving drugs and the hopes of cancer patients.
12 "Inside The WorldCom Scam / DHS: Department Of Hollywood Scams" March 5, 2008 (2008-03-05)
Case 1: Bernard Ebbers, CEO of WorldCom, rises from rags to riches. But the "telecom cowboy" becomes the poster child for everything that went wrong on Wall Street in the 1990s.[5] WorldCom's eventual downfall shakes the financial community and the lives of thousands of investors.
Case 2: It reads like a Hollywood script: Joseph Medawar is a hotshot television producer. He creates a new action-packed adventure series based on real-life national security cases. Investors fund the project. But there is no show, only a scam to rob investors of millions of dollars![6]
13 "Fraud in Cyberspace" March 12, 2008 (2008-03-12)
Barton H. Watson was a con man. Some called him an "evil genius." The one-time chairman of Cybernet, a wildly successful global technology company, was accused of stealing millions in an elaborate fraud--but he committed suicide before he could be arrested for it. American Greed profiles one of the biggest scams of the 21st century!
14 "Party's Over - Tyco's Kozlowski" March 19, 2008 (2008-03-19)
Dennis Kozlowski, once described as "The Most Aggressive CEO in America," now sits behind bars. A poster boy of excess, the former CEO of Tyco stole millions from his company, using the money for a lavish party, a gilded shower curtain and expensive art. American Greed goes behind prison walls for a rare glimpse into Kozlowski's personal life and one of the biggest cases of white-collar theft in U.S. history!
15 "Robbing Hollywood's A-List / Soaking The Rich At Auction" March 26, 2008 (2008-03-26)
Case 1: Dana Giacchetto advises Hollywood's hottest stars...and finds his own fame and fortune. But, his star-power fades when nearly $10 million goes missing! [7]
Case 2: He's an art collector, the former chairman of Sotheby's--and a convicted felon. Alfred Taubman takes us inside the price-fixing scandal at Christie's and Sotheby's.
16 "Driven By Greed / Conned In The Caribbean" March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30)
Case 1: It's called the "Miracle Car Club." Starting with members of their own church and then branching out, two young men take investors for a ride to the tune of more than $21 million. American Greed profiles one of the largest car scams in U.S. history! It was known as the Miracle Cars scam.
Case 2: It sounds too good to be true. An offshore bank promises astronomical returns to investors...100% guaranteed. But the bank is a sham, and investors lose more than $170 million!

Season 3 (2009)[edit]

# Title Original air date
17 "The Bonnie and Clyde Of Mortgage Fraud" January 7, 2009 (2009-01-07)
An attractive, sinfully dishonest Tampa mortgage broker meets a single mom looking for love. Together they team up and make millions in the real estate market. In a tell-all exclusive interview, Matt Cox and Rebecca Hauck explain how lust and greed are a hot combination for fraud.
18 "Boy Band Mogul" January 14, 2009 (2009-01-14)
Lou Pearlman, the legendary manager of boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, lives a glamorous life of fame, fancy cars... and is the king of an entertainment empire that crumbles, revealing him as a conman who scams $600 million from investors![8]
19 "A Wall Street Wonder Takes A Fall" January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21)
Richard Scrushy is the superstar CEO of HealthSouth, a huge provider of outpatient rehab services. But the billionaire falls from grace after federal prosecutors accuse him of masterminding a $2.7 billion fraud!
20 "Two Brothers, Two Murders" January 28, 2009 (2009-01-28)
Multi-millionaire businessmen and brothers Andrew and Robert Kissel have it all...beautiful families, mansions, country clubs, and fast cars. They appear to live charmed lives. But, the Kissel brothers’ good fortune runs out and ends in murder. Who would want them dead?
21 "Skin Doctor Takes His Cut / Revolutionary Guru Of Greed" February 4, 2009 (2009-02-04)
Case 1: A respected doctor. Trusting patients. Dr. Michael Rosin runs a thriving dermatology practice specializing in a highly effective procedure for skin cancer. But, Dr. Rosin’s surgery isn’t just a cancer treatment... it’s a goldmine.[9]
Case 2: He proclaims himself "King of the Offshore World." Marc Harris promises financial freedom in paradise... a way to keep assets out of the reach of government. But the "guru" is running a Ponzi scheme and bilking clients out of millions of dollars!
22 "A Scam Exposed: Strippers And Insider Trading / Economan: Superthief" February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11)
Case 1: A shocking scheme to use strippers to solicit information from Wall Street bankers. Another plan to steal secrets and cash in on stock that's about to soar. Two young traders, David Pajcin and Eugene Plotkin, are the masterminds behind a complex Wall Street con.
Case 2: Al Parish: An economics professor. A trusted financial advisor. A genius. But the self-proclaimed "Economan" is the suspected mastermind behind an $80 million investment scam.
23 "The Mustang Ranch: Money, Women And Murder" February 18, 2009 (2009-02-18)
The Mustang Ranch. It's the famous brothel where sex is always for sale. Joe Conforte is the pioneering pimp who makes millions peddling sex at the Nevada Ranch. He’s creates a brothel empire and defies the law. But his thirst for power and influence ultimately bring him down.
24 "The Body Snatcher" February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
Michael Mastromarino, a disgraced dentist, carves out a gruesome new business. From a secret room in a Brooklyn funeral home he runs a multi-million dollar business... cutting up corpses and stripping the bodies for parts as a modern day body snatcher! [10]

Season 4 (2010)[edit]

# Title Original air date
25 "Suicide Is Painless" February 3, 2010 (2010-02-03)
Samuel Israel III turns his wall street hedge fund, "Bayou Investments", into a Ponzi scheme after poor management, then attempts a fake suicide to flee prosecution.
26 "The Black Widows" February 10, 2010 (2010-02-10)
2 elderly ladies, Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt take in homeless people and alcoholics, buy insurance policies on them and name themselves as beneficiaries....then murder them and try to cash in.
27 "Raffaello Follieri" March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10)
Multi-million dollar con artist Raffaello Follieri, manages to hook up with Anne Hathaway, movie star and lives the life of a star....until his scam is exposed.
28 "The Mad Max Of Wall Street" March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10)
After running pump-and-dump scams, Anthony Elgindi runs a website and by using FBI info from a dirty Agent (Jeffrey Royer), short sells stocks for profit.
29 "Crash And Burn" March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17)
A profile of Marcus Schrenker, a Wall Street money manager and a stunt pilot. But his clients say he’s a con man who had the country wondering for days whether he was dead or alive after a mysterious plane crash.
30 "Sholam Weiss" March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24)
A Jewish-born man helps fix a life insurance company's gaping $35 million accounting hole and ends up partnering up with them - and bilking customers out of $500 million.
31 "Funny Money" March 31, 2010 (2010-03-31)
Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation's oldest crimes - making counterfeit money by using high-tech equipment.
32 "Bextra / The Foreclosure Scammer" April 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)
Case 1: Pfizer designs Bextra, a painkiller, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits the use of Bextra. Pfizer, using shady and strong-arm tactics, distribute the pill outside of FDA regulations... and the law.
Case 2: Jeanetta Standefor offers a way to help troubled homeowners... and make some extra money on the side. In truth, she's just using investor money to pay off older investors, and pocketing what's left for herself.
33 "Sexual Performance Pill / Kirk Wright" April 14, 2010 (2010-04-14)
Case 1: Enzyte Pills peddled by Steve Warshak and Berkely Nutraceuticals, Consumer Fraud.
Case 2: Kirk Wright, Hedge-Fund scammer, engaging in Fraud and Money Laundering, found guilty and commits suicide while in jail.
34 "Kentucky Fen-Phen Attorneys" April 21, 2010 (2010-04-21)
Fen-Phen is introduced as a weight-loss pill to America, unfortunately it increases your risk for Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Three Kentucky lawyers swindle clients out of a separate Class-Action Lawsuit against American Pharmaceutical ($200M) to live the high life.
35 "Dr. Stokes / C&D Distributors" April 28, 2010 (2010-04-28)
Government contractors steal millions; dermatologist performs unsanitary and unnecessary procedures.
36 "Computer Hacker Masterminds" May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05)
Computer hacker Max Butler's online scheme which sold millions of stolen credit cards leads the feds on a year-long chase.

Season 5 (2011)[edit]

# Title Original air date
37 "Bank Robbing Broker" January 19, 2011 (2011-01-19)
Stephen Trantel[11] is a husband, a father...and a bank robber. He was once a broker who made hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Manhattan trading pits. But after he loses his stock-market job, Trantel embarks on a new career...one of crime. His life - and the lives of those who love him - are irreversibly changed.
38 "Financial Guru Gone Bad" January 26, 2011 (2011-01-26)
His pitch is irresistible. Troy Titus promises to make you rich. The self-proclaimed real estate guru travels the seminar circuit. Thousands attend his lectures, buy his DVDs and invest with the man who portrays himself as a moneymaking magician. It’s true--to an extent...Titus makes money disappear in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme!
39 "Fool's Gold" February 2, 2011 (2011-02-02)
A self-styled philanthropist, a self-styled diplomat, and a self-styled international man of mystery, Dr. Henry Jones promises to get investors in on a secret gold deal. But Dr. Jones is leading a double life--a life unknown even to his partners in crime.
40 "Hackers: Operation Get Rich Or Die Tryin’" February 9, 2011 (2011-02-09)
A mysterious ring of social outcasts. Albert Gonzalez leads a gang with an insatiable appetite for sex, drugs…and your encrypted information. They steal credit card numbers and make a fortune by selling them on the black market.[12] But the multi-million dollar scam has deadly consequences.
41 "A Most Generous Criminal" February 16, 2011 (2011-02-16)
He’s a trusted advisor. A philanthropist. Bob McLean runs a successful investment firm and donates millions to his favorite causes. But McLean has a dark, devastating secret.
42 "$1.2 Billion Scam: Ft. Frauderdale" February 23, 2011 (2011-02-23)
Scott Rothstein, a Ft. Lauderdale attorney making millions, is the life of the party and a guy who wants the world to love him. But Rothstein is secretly a criminal mastermind.
43 "The Bling Ring / The Fraudster, The Ex-Stripper And The Missing Millions" March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09)
Case 1: They’re called The Bling Ring. A fast crowd of celebrity wannabes. This gang of teenagers rob celebrity homes and steal millions in jewelry, clothing and artwork. How far will they go to be like their favorite Hollywood stars?
Case 2: Danny Pang is a high-rolling financier with a devil-may-care attitude. He makes millions betting on when people will die. But Pang has a shady past, a gambling habit and a murdered wife. Soon, this gambler’s house of cards will collapse.
44 "Fraudster Of The Opera / Frozen Assets - The Ice Capers" March 16, 2011 (2011-03-16)
Case 1: Albert Vilar funds symphonies and operas around the world. But it’s curtains for Vilar when he scams the mother of a Hollywood star.
Case 2: William “Boots” Del Biaggio III is a hockey team owner skating on thin ice. His insatiable desire to be a sports mogul causes him to commit a multimillion-dollar fraud!
45 "The Slaughterhouse" March 23, 2011 (2011-03-23)
A slaughterhouse employs hundreds of workers in a small Iowa town. But there are whispers of threats, extortion and shocking child labor abuses. Sholom Rubashkin runs the family business. Is he a dutiful son--or a corporate crook?
46 "The Royal Scam: Kings Of Counterfeit" March 30, 2011 (2011-03-30)
A tough guy from Chicago’s South Side finds his way off the streets and into a life of crime. Art Williams Jr. prints millions in fake dollars.
47 "The Art Of The Steal / The Folsom Felon" April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)
Case #1: Larry Salander is one of the biggest names in New York’s art world. But collectors see red when he swipes more than $100 million from their pockets.
Case #2: Stefan Wilson says his investment fund is a sure-fire winner. Investors even mortgage their homes to join his fund. But business with Wilson comes at a very high price.
48 "Hedge Fund Imposter" April 13, 2011 (2011-04-13)
Marc Dreier is a high-powered lawyer with celebrity clients. But Dreier is a con man and steals more than $700 million from hedge funds.
49 "The Wizard Of Sarasota" April 27, 2011 (2011-04-27)
Arthur Nadel conjures a $330 million hedge fund. In the blink of an eye, he disappears and leaves clients without their life savings.
50 "Mark Weinberger: Nose No Bounds" May 4, 2011 (2011-05-04)
Dr. Mark Weinberger – a self-proclaimed “nose doctor” – has it all and isn’t afraid to flaunt it.[13] But inside The Weinberger Sinus Clinic, all is not what it seems.

Season 6 (2012)[edit]

# Title Original air date
51 "Kenneth Starr - Naked Greed: Celebrity Scam Artist" January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25)
An accountant to stars like Sylvester Stallone, Diane Sawyer, and Wesley Snipes, mismanages clients’ money, pockets millions, and marries an exotic dancer.[14]
52 "Carlos Perez-Olivo: Master Of Deadly Deceit" February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)
Attorney Carlos Perez-Olivo burns clients, is disbarred and is convicted of murdering his wife.[15]
53 "Nevin Shapiro: Major League Fraud" February 8, 2012 (2012-02-08)
Nevin Shapiro, a University of Miami Football booster, and a fixture on the Miami social scene, orchestrates a $900 million Ponzi scheme.[16]
54 "Kevin Cohen: Baby Broker Scam" February 15, 2012 (2012-02-15)
Attorney Kevin Cohen uses his adoption annex to take advantage of couples seeking to adopt children.
55 "Tom Petters: Generous With Other People's Money" February 22, 2012 (2012-02-22)
A Minneapolis businessman buys big companies and makes himself rich in the process.
56 "Galleon Group: The Insider - Raj Rajaratnam" March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07)
Raj Rajaratnam creates one of the biggest insider trading schemes in U.S. history.
57 "Fine Art: A Portrait Of Fraud" March 14, 2012 (2012-03-14)
Viewers tune in to watch a live auction show that turns out to be nothing more than con artists selling fake art.
58 "Loan Scam: Money For Nothing / Hawaiian Punched: Fraud In Paradise" March 21, 2012 (2012-03-21)
A sting operation brings down a Denver businessman; a charismatic con man uses the promise of huge returns to put $30 million in his own pocket.
59 "William Erpenbeck: Real Estate Home Wrecker" April 4, 2012 (2012-04-04)
The collapse of Erpenbeck wreaks financial havoc for area home buyers, subcontractors and banks with three company employees pleading guilty to bank fraud.
60 "Nicholas Cosmo: All Interest, No Return" May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02)
Nick Cosmo is a compulsive gambler and a former broker convicted of fraud. After his release from prison, he forms the company Agape World, which leads to a Ponzi scheme scamming investors out of over $400 million.
61 "Michael Lock: Pimp, Preacher, Profiteer" May 9, 2012 (2012-05-09)
The story of Milwaukee crime boss Michael Lock, who leaves a murder trail on his way to bilking borrowers and lenders out of $2 million.
62 "The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters" May 30, 2012 (2012-05-30)
Van Thu Tran and her crime ring steal millions by cheating casinos.
63 "Shawn Merriman: The Mormon Madoff" June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)
Shawn Merriman pleads guilty to mail fraud and is sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
64 "Crash For Cash" June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
A Philadelphia con man gets four years in prison for leading a massive auto insurance fraud scheme that involves 267 associates, 187 fraudulent insurance claims and 44 car accidents.
65 "Flipping Frenzy Scam / Lee Farkas from Taylor, Bean & Whitaker: Financial Home Invasion" July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
Lee Farkas invents fake loans and funnels millions in a scam that leaves thousands jobless and leads to one of the largest bank failures in America.
66 "Solomon Dwek: The Jersey Score" July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
After committing bank fraud, Solomon Dwek becomes an informant for the FBI in the biggest case of corruption in New Jersey history.
67 "Allen Stanford: The Dark Knight" October 10, 2012 (2012-10-10)
The story of former billionaire Allen Stanford, who was convicted in March 2012 of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $7 billion. He was sentenced to 110 years in federal prison.

Season 7 (2013)[edit]

# Title Original air date
68 "Michael Vorce: Shipwrecked!" February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)
Michael Vorce scams millions using a wet and wild fraud in the city of Grand Rapids, Mich.
69 "Randy Treadwell: The Wealth Builder Club" February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)
Randy Treadwell, the son of a preacher, lives the righteous path, claiming he's a financial wizard, but all he does is take investor money for himself and his crew. He uses his Southern charm to bilk believers out of nearly $65 million.
70 "The Prisoner Of Wall Street" March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)
Perry Griggs ran an investment fraud claiming to sell coffee futures, when all he did was keep investor money. He was convicted of securities fraud and sentenced to eight years in federal prison. While in prison, he started yet another scam.
71 "Deadly Payout" March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)
A trio of Texas con men scores $100 million, telling investors there's big money in the "life settlement" insurance biz. They claim policy holders can cash out before they die and investors can double their money.
72 "Wild West Rip-Off" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)
With a 30 year career in real estate, many thought broker Doug Vaughan was a man to be trusted. His charisma helped make him a fortune in New Mexico real estate. But it was all lies. He funded his luxurious living using investors' money to the tune of $75 million, who thought they were getting in on his guaranteed money making investments.
73 "Union Bu$ter / The Fool's Gold" April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)

Case 1: The Sandhogs Local 147, a New York City construction union, whose workers build tunnels and underground passageways, entrusts Melissa King for overseeing union benefits to ensure their retirements. Instead, King uses the workers funds to cut herself checks to the tune of $42 million.

Case 2: Carl Estep is a smooth-talking ladies-man who looks for love and money, all to fund his phony gold scheme. The Montana conman spins tales of riches saying that he has hundreds of 55 gallon drums filled with 'gold concentrate' and all he needs is cash to pay for refining the gold ore to make millions. But the only thing in those drums is dirt.
74 "Windy City Wipeout / Miami Burn" April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)

Case 1: Business partners Jack Walsh and Charles Martin appear to be getting very rich running a foreign currency trading brokerage, One World Capital. But in 2007, a routine audit reveals that One World has been pilfering clients' accounts, to the tune of $10 million.

Case 2: The case of Miami CPA Juan Carlos Rodriguez who scammed his clients out of $1.9 million. After pleading guilty, he is sentenced to 7 years in federal prison.
75 "Dealing in Deceit" May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
The case of San Francisco entrepreneur Samuel "Mouli" Cohen who starts an internet music company and fraudulently takes in $31 million from celebrities, investors, and a charity dedicated to help the poor. He claims they will make a fortune when his company is sold to Microsoft. But no deal actually exists.
76 "Talk Radio Takedown" May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)
Trevor Cook cons $190 million dollars from 700 U.S. investors, many of whom heard his message through a talk radio star.
77 "Brooklyn's Madoff / Corrupted Software" May 30, 2013 (2013-05-30)

Case 1: In Brooklyn, Phillip Barry runs a $40 million Ponzi Scheme that ensnares over 800 investors. After being caught, he is convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Case 2: In Chicago, Kevin Carney claims to have invented a new stock trading computer program that can produce high returns. In truth, it's a Ponzi scheme that nets $19 million. When caught, he pleads guilty and is sentenced to 13 years in prison.
78 "Greedy Groovy Guru / Doomsday Profit" June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)

Case 1: The case of New Age evangelist Lydia Cladek who scams nearly 2000 investors out of $113 million in bogus auto financing deals.

Case 2: Ronnie Gene Wilson warns that the US Dollar is on the verge of collapse. He tells clients he will invest their money in precious metals, but instead, he uses their money to build his own doomsday-style bunker and farm.
79 "The Lady Killer" July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)
The murder of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
80 "Rapper$ Delight / Grapes of Greed" July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)

Case 1: After getting out of prison, former bank robber Michael McCant turns to white collar crime.

Case 2: The case of Mark Anderson who stores wine collections for many clients. But when he's discovered selling some of his client's wine, he burns down the warehouse in an effort to conceal his crimes.

Season 8 (2014)[edit]

# Title Original air date
81 "Murder in Memphis" March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)
Joe Caronna sells bogus annuities, leaving investors burned and his wife dead.
82 "Young Lust Goes Bust" March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)
Middle-aged commercial real estate investor Ed Okun is in love with a boat show model almost half his age. He showers her with jewels, cars, even a helicopter. To fund his hormone-induced multimillion dollar spending spree, Okun steals client money to live large and impress his new bride.
83 "The Cunning Cowgirl Crook / Dollars for Dumps" April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)

Case 1: A small-town comptroller steals $53 million to fund a horse-breeding empire.

Case 2: A crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oasis.
84 "$udden Death / Hip Hop Hustle" April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)

Case 1: Feds investigate financial advisor J.D. Salinas and discover a $39 million scam.

Case 2: A Chicago-area rapper convinces a local businessman that he's got a new gig that doesn't exist.
85 "Make Me Rich Or Die / Kids For Cash" April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)

Case 1: A man threatens investment professionals to make him rich.

Case 2: Two judges get rich off a secret deal to build juvenile detention centers.
86 "Detroit 'Crime Boss' Mayor" April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
A former Detroit mayor and his friends extort city contractors, abuse public funds and turn the mayor's office into their own cash-making machine.
87 "The Falcon & The Con Man" May 4, 2014 (2014-05-04)
A man attempts to commit suicide and confesses to an extraordinary fraud that he perpetrated for the past two decades at a leading commodity futures brokerage.
88 "Extreme Home Ripoffs / 'Greedings' From Florida" June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)

Case 1: Two brothers ripped off millions from homeowners in a remodeling scheme.

Case 2: A serial scam artist tricks Florida retirees into fake New York real estate investments.
89 "Inside Trading Trio / Cocaine Cash Cleaner" June 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)

Case 1: Three friends go to New York to realize their dreams, which quickly turn criminal.

Case 2: A money trail from drug traffickers leads to a suburban dad and firefighter.
90 "Lights! Camera! Fraud!" July 16, 2014 (2014-07-16)
An independent film spins out of control when a filmmaker's silent partner and spiritual guru helps himself to investor funds.
91 "The Car Con" July 23, 2014 (2014-07-23)
Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start a business selling vehicle service contracts, but the warranties prove worthless and the brothers pocket millions.
92 "A Wolf in Priest's Clothing" July 30, 2014 (2014-07-30)
A man concocts a $50 million phony international real estate scheme spending millions on his own lavish lifestyle.
93 "The Home Invaders; Nashville's Predator" August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
Rivertown Financial, a home's equity and owners becoming homeless; and a financial planner reaps millions from client accounts, including the 401k of workers at a camp for seriously ill children.
94 "Hail To The Thief" August 13, 2014 (2014-08-13)
TBD

Specials[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Mob Money" June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)
The Rise and Fall of a real New Jersey Mob Family. The DeCavalcante Family.
2 "Madoff Behind Bars" August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25)
He was the mastermind of the biggest Ponzi scheme in American History. He stole millions…maybe billions of dollars from unsuspecting clients. Lives were shattered and fortunes ruined. After confessing to his crimes, Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence: 150 years in prison.
3 "9/11 Fraud" September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)
When Jamie Amoroso's husband, a Port Authority officer, is killed on 9/11 her life is drastically changed. A trusted family friend and broker uses her friendship to create a joint account without Amoroso's knowledge and forges her signature on wire transfers, stealing more than $248,000 from this young widow. Pennsylvania contractor, Thomas Cousar, defrauds the U.S. government by overcharging $800,000 for work done by his company in rebuilding the Pentagon after the attacks. Conman Patric Henn lies about a life partner lost in the twin towers and receives $68,000 from the American Red Cross. His efforts to collect additional money are thwarted when agencies cannot find any record of his partner's death or even existence.

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