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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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A clever con man scams millions using a wet and wild fraud in the city of Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Two scheming brothers use a home remodeling business to rip off millions of dollars from Chicago homeowners; a scam artist tricks Florida retirees into investing in fake New York real estate.
aired 7 days ago
A man attempts suicide and confesses to an extraordinary fraud that he perpetrated for the past two decades at a leading commodity futures brokerage.
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Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in prison for running a 20-year Ponzi scheme to the tune of $7 billion.
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After committing bank fraud,Solomon Dwek becomes an informant for the FBI in the biggest case of corruption in New Jersey history.
aired 14 days ago
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.
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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.
aired 21 days ago
A man threatens investment professionals to make him rich; two judges get rich off a secret deal to build juvenile detention centers.
aired 25 days ago
A man steals millions from rich wine clients, and spends the money on fast cars and faster hookups, until he himself falls prey to a scheme.
aired 25 days ago
Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz steals from a youth group and his death in the woods in Fox Lake, Ill., sparks a massive manhunt to find his killers.
aired 25 days ago
Federal agents seek to unmask the anonymous mastermind of the world's largest online and underground drug bazaar, despite potential corruption in their own ranks.
aired 28 days ago
A successful financial advisor's world crumbles under a multi-million dollar scam; a Chicago-area rapper convinces a local businessman that he's got a new gig that doesn't exist.
aired 32 days ago
Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs; his plans include turning patients into prostitutes and sober homes into drug-fueled brothels.
aired 32 days ago
Bars, strip clubs and nightlife venues shell out millions to an insurance company founded by a former bouncer; however, federal agents say the company isn't what it appears to be, and they make stunning discoveries, including a $25,000 sniper rifle.
aired 35 days ago
A small town comptroller steals $53 million from her city to fund a horse-breeding empire; a crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oases.
aired 35 days ago
A man with a multimillion-dollar yacht, 80 sports cars and a Playboy magazine model girlfriend runs a $200 million fraud.
aired 35 days ago
A man claims to be reformed after serving seven years in prison for turning his carpet cleaning company into a multimillion-dollar scam.
aired 35 days ago
A counterfeit wine dealer dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.
aired 35 days ago
A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology.
aired 35 days ago
A brash New York stock broker gets sober and re-invents himself as an international power player.
aired 42 days ago
A middle-aged real estate investor finds love and steals client money to impress his new bride.

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