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American Greed

"Nevin Shapiro: Major League Fraud"

Nevin Shapiro, a football booster and a fixture on the Miami social scene, orchestrates a Ponzi scheme.  (Repeat)

Fri 5/1 9:00 PM  CNBC
Duration: 1 hour
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Crime

Crew:
Stacy Keach (Narrator)

4/25/15
12:00 PM
"Suicide Is Painless"  Hedge-fund manager Samuel Israel III fakes his own death after defrauding investors of more than $450 million.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
4/25/15
03:00 PM
"The Mustang Ranch: Money, Women and Murder"  The story of the Mustang Ranch, the country's first legalized brothel, and its owner Joe Conforte.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
4/25/15
08:00 PM
"Tom Petters: Generous With Other People's Money"  A Minneapolis businessman buys big companies and makes himself rich in the process.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/25/15
09:00 PM
"Make Me Rich or Die; Kids For Cash"  A man threatens investment professionals to make him rich; two judges get rich off a secret deal to build juvenile detention centers.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/25/15
10:00 PM
"Lee Farkas/Taylor Bean & Whitaker: Financial Home Invasion"  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.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/25/15
11:00 PM
"Carlos Perez-Olivo: Master of Deadly Deceit"  Attorney Carlos Perez-Olivo burns clients, is disbarred and is convicted of murdering his wife.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/26/15
12:00 AM
"William Erpenbeck Real Estate Home Wrecker"  The collapse of Erpenbeck wreaks financial havoc for area home buyers, subcontractors and banks with three company employees pleading guilty to bank fraud.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/26/15
03:00 AM
"Funny Money"  Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation's oldest crimes - making counterfeit money.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/26/15
04:00 AM
"The Foreclosure Scammer"  Jeanetta Standefor offers a way to help troubled homeowners.  (Repeat) CNBC
4/26/15
05:00 AM
"Crash and Burn"  A profile of Marcus Schrenker.  (Repeat) CNBC
American Greed

Premise
Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.

Current cast
Stacy Keach

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.