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American Greed

"Suicide Is Painless"

Hedge-fund manager Samuel Israel III fakes his own death after defrauding investors of more than $450 million.  (Repeat)

Sun 4/26 1:00 PM  CNBCWLD
Duration: 1 hour
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Stacy Keach (Narrator)

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
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
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
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
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
03:00 AM
"Funny Money"  Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation's oldest crimes - making counterfeit money.  (Repeat) CNBC
04:00 AM
"The Foreclosure Scammer"  Jeanetta Standefor offers a way to help troubled homeowners.  (Repeat) CNBC
05:00 AM
"Crash and Burn"  A profile of Marcus Schrenker.  (Repeat) CNBC
10:00 AM
"The Body Snatcher: Michael Mastromarino"  Michael Mastromarino is convicted of illegally harvesting and selling body parts of cadavers to biotech companies.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
01:00 PM
"Suicide Is Painless"  Hedge-fund manager Samuel Israel III fakes his own death after defrauding investors of more than $450 million.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
American Greed

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.

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Stacy Keach

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.