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American Greed Podcast

American Greed Podcast

CNBC's longest-running primetime original series, "American Greed" takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. The award-winning series is narrated by legendary actor Stacy Keach.

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Streaming and Scheming

Zachary Horwitz dreams of making it big in Hollywood. While he never quite hits it big onscreen, Horwitz acts his way into raising more than $600 million for a bogus investment opportunity. (Original airdate 11/29/22)
2022-12-06
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California Schemin?

In sunny San Diego, entrepreneur and real estate developer Gina Champion-Cain lures in investors with a glamorous image and promises of sky-high returns on short-term liquor license loans. (Original airdate 11/22/2022)
2022-11-29
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Million Dollar Prison Kickback

Chris Epps charms his way up the ladder, from prison guard to the top post of Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner. Once in office, he and his businessman buddy, Cecil McCrory set up shop, siphoning kickbacks and bribes from nearly a billion-dollars? worth of prison contracts. (Original airdate 11/15/22)
2022-11-22
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Best of Greed: Theranos CEO on Trial

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced today to more than 11 years in prison for fraud. Earlier this year, American Greed revealed fresh details about one of the most infamous corporate fraud cases of the 21st century: Theranos, with former insiders providing new insights. (Original airdate: 01/12/22)
2022-11-18
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The Spy Who Conned Me

A former weatherman claiming to be an undercover spy infiltrates Washington's intelligence circles where he collects millions with his tales of running a top-secret national security operation for the CIA. (Original airdate 11/1/22)
2022-11-08
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Inside The Episode: Financial Infidelity

Actor Jenifer Lewis takes us behind the scenes of what it was like to be interviewed by American Greed about being duped by con-man Antonio Wilson. Lewis and DJ Sixsmith discuss the American Greed episode called "Financial Infidelity" and how Lewis lost $50,000 when Wilson asked her to invest in his sound engineering business. Listen to the full episode of "Financial Infidelity" now!
2022-11-01
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Financial Infidelity

Purported entrepreneur Antonio Mariot Wilson, aka ?Dr. Tony Mariot,? aka ?Brice Carrington? claims to be an Oscar-winning sound designer, Oxford scholar, Navy SEAL, UCLA professor, and mogul in the making. In reality, the charismatic con-man changes his name, pitch, and act to play a series of roles, and the inveterate huckster fleeces unsuspecting investors for decades, including television star Jenifer Lewis. But when Lewis discovers the truth, she turns the tables on this red-carpet-Romeo, and goes public - prompting an FBI investigation, and Wilson's eventual guilty plea to wire fraud in 2020, landing him an eight-year prison sentence in 2021. (Original airdate 10/25/22)
2022-11-01
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The Accused Crypto Couple

Estimated at over 4.5 billion dollars and breaking a government record, the largest heist in cryptocurrency history has been linked by authorities to the most unlikely of suspects. Heather Morgan transforms herself into a business owner, journalist and fledgling rap artist known as Razzlekhan. She and her husband, a cagey tech entrepreneur named Ilya Lichtenstein, stand accused of laundering stolen bitcoin. And within hours of their arrest, their outlandish rap videos and social media posts become catnip for the public and late-night comedians. Could this goofy couple really be the masterminds behind laundering a king?s ransom in stolen crypto? (Original airdate 10/18/22)
2022-10-25
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Covid Cons

While an estimated $100 billion in COVID relief funds is stolen, this seasoned family of fraudsters easily grabs millions of dollars Americans desperately need to buy themselves mansions, jewelry and gold. And then, in a bold move, they take the money and run. (Original airdate 10/11/22)
2022-10-18
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The Polygamist and the Bio Fuel Baron

Jacob Kingston seems to be a rising star in Utah?s biofuel industry until a member of a secretive polygamist group called The Order reveals that Kingston is committing a billion-dollar fraud. (Original airdate: 09/27/2022)
2022-10-04
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Chasing Tesla

Serial entrepreneur Trevor Milton founds the electric vehicle company Nikola, which suggests it will be the next Tesla, but for long-haul trucks. (Original airdate 10/04/2022)
2022-10-03
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Friends Without Benefits

Mutual Benefits buys life insurance policies from AIDS patients, the chronically ill and seniors and fraudulently resells them as low risk investments to clients. (Original television broadcast: 10-23-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-09-20
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Vintage Wine Fraud

A counterfeit wine dealer dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses. (Original television broadcast: 7-24-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-09-06
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Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal

When the FTC fines Infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau $37.6 million for all of his get-rich-quick schemes, Trudeau hatches his most shameless scheme by claiming he's flat broke; Remington Financial Group's nightmare "advance fee" scam has cost small business owners their dreams and millions of dollars. (Original television broadcast: 7-10-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-08-23
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The Dirtiest Con

A man claims to be reformed after serving seven years in prison for turning his carpet cleaning company into a multimillion-dollar scam. (Original television broadcast: 2-19-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-08-09
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The Cash King

A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology. (Original television broadcast: 2-12-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-07-26
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A Money Murder Mystery

After golf, millionaire Gary Triano puts the keys into the ignition and is killed instantly by a car bomb, uncovering a bizarre murder-for-hire plot hatched by his ex-wife and her lover that's revealed in a series of recorded conversations. (Original television broadcast: 02-05-15) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-07-12
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Ea$y Being Green

At the helm of a company called Clean Green Fuel, Rodney Hailey claims to make biodiesel from recycled restaurant grease and takes part in an Environmental Protection Agency program meant to boost the production of renewable fuel and cut the U.S.'s dependence on foreign oil. And it pays well. He uses private planes for vacations and buys more than a dozen luxury cars. The problem: Hailey's producing zero biofuel and is merely generating fake information and passing it off to unsuspecting buyers. (Original television broadcast: 1-29-15) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-06-28
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The Playboy of Indiana

Tim Durham lives in a 30,000-square-foot Shangri La on the outskirts of Indianapolis, has a $6 million yacht and parties with Playboy models. He claims to have made his fortune as a king of the leveraged buyout, with his company Obsidian Enterprises buying stakes in struggling manufacturing companies, turning them around, and flipping them for big profits. Problem is, the profits that Durham claims to make as a fix-it-and-flip-it king are bogus and he's burning through investor money. (Original television broadcast: 1-22-15) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-06-14
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A Con Man's Deadly Revenge

A man and his brothers run a massive $40 million rare coin con until they're caught and embark on a grisly revenge plan. (Original television broadcast: 1-15-2015) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-05-31
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Confessions of a Scam Artist

T.R. Wright -- the architect of what's been called the wildest insurance fraud scheme Texas has ever seen -- shares his almost-too-crazy-to-be-true story with American Greed. (Original television broadcast: 06-21-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-05-17
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A Father?s Fraud

Karl Karlsen is a hardworking man with what seems to be a terrible streak of bad luck, as his wife and son both die in accidents nearly 20 years apart; Karl has a secret: their suspicious deaths have been keeping his bank account full. (Original television broadcast: 07-12-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-05-03
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Inside El Chapo's Empire

Few are familiar with the betrayal that helped land Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, billionaire drug lord and for years the world's most wanted man, in prison; the Flores twins earned El Chapo's trust and then helped the Feds put him away for life. (Original television broadcast: 06-07-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-04-19
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The 'Con' in Congress

California Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, looked like the perfect political power couple but instead of serving the public, these partners in life conspired to help themselves to hundreds of thousands in campaign dollars. (Original television broadcast: 06-14-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-04-05
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Social Media Scam Artists: Animal Charity

Crowdfunded charities are a modern way to raise funds for a good cause, but do you know where the money really goes? (Original television broadcast: 02-22-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-03-22
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The Kingpin Next Door

The story of a suburban Eagle Scout turned Dark Web drug lord; Aaron Shamo launches a new type of American drug ring, recruiting other Utah millennials to help him manufacture deadly counterfeit opioids and sell them online. (Original television broadcast: 02-02-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-03-01
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The Biggest Theft of All Time?

Jho Low is accused of being one of the biggest thieves the world has ever seen; authorities say he's the mastermind of an international scheme to steal over $4 billion from the government of Malaysia. (Original television broadcast: 02-02-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-02-15
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Boeing's Deadly Design

Two new Boeing 737 Max jets fall out of the sky five months apart, killing 346 people; investigators home in on a software program known as MCAS; some critics say the real culprit is a corporate culture that values shareholders over passengers. (Original television broadcast: 01-26-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-02-01
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How WeWork Went Wild

Inside the rise and near-collapse of WeWork, the startup co-founded by its former CEO, Adam Neumann, who mesmerizes venture capitalists with grandiose promises, even though WeWork turns out to be a traditional real estate leasing business. (Original television broadcast: 01-19-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-01-25
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Theranos CEO on Trial

American Greed reveals fresh details about one of the most infamous corporate fraud cases of the 21st century: Theranos, with former insiders providing new insights. (Original television broadcast: 01-12-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-01-18
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The Life & Crimes of Joel Greenberg

Joel Greenberg is a privileged millennial from a rich Florida family who one day decides to run for Seminole County Tax Collector and wins; once in office, he embarks on a breathtaking series of crimes, ranging from fraud to sex trafficking. (Original television broadcast: 01-05-22) Check out the new season of American Greed at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-01-11
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The Imposter

Ed Shin is an entrepreneur, churchgoer and family man; when his business partner suddenly vanishes, prompting the family to seek answers, a private eye digs into Shin's past and finds something horrifying. (Original television broadcast: 06-28-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2022-01-04
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SNEAK PEEK: The Life & Crimes of Joel Greenberg

CNBC?s longest-running primetime original series, ?American Greed? is back for a momentous 15th season on a new night - Wednesday, January 5th at 10pm ET; and this season the series celebrates reaching its 200th episode. The award-winning series is narrated by legendary actor Stacy Keach. Two hundred episodes in, the truth remains: some people will do anything for money.
2021-12-29
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Burned by Greed

How does multibillion-dollar company Pacific Gas and Electric comes to repeatedly kill its customers? By putting profits over safety, critics allege. (Original television broadcast: 07-05-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-12-21
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Social Media Scam Artists: Homeless Vet

Crowdfunded charities are a modern way to raise funds for a good cause, but do you know where the money really goes? (Original television broadcast: 02-22-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-11-22
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A Family Vanishes

When all four members of the McStay family seemingly vanish into thin air?here one day, gone the next?a years-long quest for answers begins. (Original television broadcast: 02-15-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-10-21
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Profiting From Painkillers

The opioid crisis in American has swiftly become an epidemic and many have cashed in, including John Kapoor. The pharmaceutical executive saw dollar signs in the midst of the crisis and illegally figured out ways to make a profit. (Original television broadcast: 02-08-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-09-21
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The Real Dr. Death

A delusional spine surgeon maims and even kills patients in one botched surgery after another. It falls to two colleagues to step in where others won't and bring him down. (Original television broadcast: 01-29-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-08-20
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Nightmare at NXIVM

Keith Raniere is a god-like figure in his mysterious organization NXIVM. Using his powers of persuasion along with classic multilevel marketing techniques, he amasses thousands of followers. (Original television broadcast: 01-25-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-07-21
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The Trials of Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti makes a splash as the litigator representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her dispute with Donald Trump...but it?s soon revealed that he has legal troubles of his own brewing. (Original television broadcast: 01-18-2021) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-06-22
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Broadway Ticket Scam

Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. (Original television broadcast: 02-17-2020) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-05-21
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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

Mike The Situation Sorrentino flaunts washboard abs and a party boy image, but when it comes to paying his taxes, he'd rather play than pay. (Original television broadcast: 02-17-2020) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-04-21
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Madoff Behind Bar?s: Inside the mind of the most notorious conman

Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died today behind bars at the age of 82. For more than a decade, Madoff ? who was locked away serving a 150-year prison sentence ? had been the personification of greed. In December 2018, CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer went ?behind bars? to uncover Madoff, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. This episode goes inside the mind of the world?s most notorious con man. Who is Madoff? What made him tick? (Original release: 12/10/2018)You can find the rest of the "Madoff 10 Years Later" series in the American Greed Podcast archive.

2021-04-14
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All-Star Sports Scam

Well-heeled financial advisor Peggy Ann Fulford builds a cache of all-star clients and a personal fortune by convincing A-list players like Dennis Rodman that she's in their corner. (Original television broadcast: 03-02-2020) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-03-23
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Fake Heiress Cons High Society

An artsy German heiress Anna Delvey makes a splash in Downtown New York's social scene, but she's really a Russian-born con artist who's trying to swindle $23 million from banks while dodging unpaid bills. (Original television broadcast: 02-24-2020) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-02-24
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The Luxury Curse Scam

From penthouse apartments to a $10 million stadium luxury box, financial adviser Dawn Bennett orchestrates a $20 million scheme and conjures spells to silence investigators. (Original television broadcast: 02-10-2020) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/
2021-02-01
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Starstruck Studio Swindle

Aspiring Hollywood mogul Carissa Carpenter concocts a plan to construct a major movie studio in northern California.

(Original television broadcast: 02-03-2020)

Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

2020-12-21
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The Fast and the Fraudulent

Payday loan scam mastermind Scott Tucker swindles millions of cash-strapped borrowers with his convenient online loan business.

(Original television broadcast: 01-20-2020)

Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

2020-11-30
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Painful Greed Turns Deadly

Healing turns harmful when pharmacist Barry Cadden chooses profits over safety while running a drug compounding center where mold and bacteria thrive.

(Original television broadcast: 01-27-2020)

Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

2020-11-20
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Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam

?Entrepreneur" Keisha Williams lures investors into pouring millions of dollars into a can?t-miss bid to secure a medical moneymaking technology that never materializes.

(Original television broadcast: 01-13-2020)

Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

2020-10-21
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