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American Greed

"$200 Million Medical Settlement Scam"

Multimillion-dollar settlement for ailing Fen-phen users hijacked by their attorneys.  (Repeat)

Sat 5/2 5:00 AM  CNBC
Duration: 1 hour
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Stacy Keach (Narrator)

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
05:00 PM
"The Black Widows"  Two elderly California women befriend homeless men, then kill them to collect insurance money.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
03:00 AM
"Sholam Weiss"  Man responsible for the largest insurance scam in history.  (Repeat) CNBC
08:00 AM
"Raffaello Follieri"  An Italian real estate developer romances a Hollywood starlet and misappropriates investor funds.  (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.