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American Greed

"Deadly Payout"

A trio of Texas conmen score $100 million by telling investors there's big money in the life settlement insurance business.  (Repeat)

Fri 9/4 9:00 PM  CNBC
Duration: 1 hour
No Rating
Crime Drama, News Magazine, Drama, News and Business

Crew:
Stacy Keach (Narrator)

8/30/15
10:00 AM
"Deadly Rx for Greed"  Pharmacist Robert Courtney dilutes chemotherapy medications and bills patients for the full amount, pocketing the difference.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
8/30/15
01:00 PM
"Inside the WorldCom Scam; DHS: Dept of Hollywood Scams"  WorldCom stock crashes in 2002, leaving behind defrauded investors, out-of-work employees and disappearing retirement funds; a Hollywood producer cons investors.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
8/30/15
05:00 PM
"Fraud in Cyberspace"  Convict Barry Watson steals from his computer networking business.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
8/30/15
08:00 PM
"Fine Art: A Portrait of Fraud"  Viewers tune in to watch a live auction show that turns out to be nothing more than con artists selling fake art.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/30/15
09:00 PM
"'Vintage' Wine Fraud"  A counterfeit wine dealer dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/30/15
10:00 PM
"The Car Con"  Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start a business selling vehicle service contracts, but the warranties prove worthless and the brothers pocket millions.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/30/15
11:00 PM
"In Harm's Way"  A US Military contractor loots his company of $190 million and goes on a wild spending spree, including a reported $10 million party for his teenage daughter and a $100,000 diamond-encrusted belt buckle.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/31/15
12:00 AM
"Hedge Fund Imposter"  A superstar attorney impersonates an executive to bilk hedge funds out of millions.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/31/15
01:00 AM
"Fine Art: A Portrait of Fraud"  Viewers tune in to watch a live auction show that turns out to be nothing more than con artists selling fake art.  (Repeat) CNBC
8/31/15
03:00 AM
"Computer Hacker Masterminds"  Computer hacker Max Butler's online scheme which sold millions of stolen credit cards leads the feds on a year-long chase.  (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.