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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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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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The Fake Prince's Royal Scam

An outlandish con artist poses as a Saudi royal to cheat investors out of millions, promising them access to Arabian oil stock.

(Original television broadcast: 01-06-2020)

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

2020-09-21
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The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster

Scott Menaged is a trash-talking reality TV house flipper in Phoenix uncovered as a fraud.

(Original television broadcast: 09-16-2019)

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

2020-07-13
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Black Market Dirty Gold

Three Miami salesmen have gold fever, as they import billions of dollars worth of the precious metal from South America. But their business plan falls apart when authorities learn the gold has connections to drug cartels and organized crime.

(Original television broadcast: 09-09-2019)

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

2020-06-09
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Prophets of Greed

Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand ?Perfect Obedience? from followers, luring them into welfare fraud.

(Original television broadcast: 09-02-2019)

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

2020-05-08
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Best of Greed: The Most Hated Man in America

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is seeking a temporary release from prison to research a treatment for the coronavirus, claiming the pharmaceutical industry's "response to COVID-19 is inadequate." Shkreli became a household name when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving HIV drug 5,000 percent. This quickly earned the former hedge fund manager, investor and pharmaceutical CEO the title of "The most hated man in America." But as American Greed reported in 2018, it was his shady accounting and internet trolling that landed the "Pharma Bro" in hot water. 

(Original television broadcast: 2/26/2018)

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

2020-04-08
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Paul Manafort

From luxury properties to an ostrich coat, the hard charging political insider uses his influence to fuel a multimillion-dollar mortgage and tax fraud.

(Original television broadcast: 08-26-2019)

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

2020-03-10
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The Fyre Festival

Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland uses fraud to launch his brand and a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.

(Season 13 Episode 172 Original Airdate 08-19-2019)

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

2020-01-15
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The Fake Housewife Of Orange County

Laguna Beach social climber Elizabeth Mulder finances her plastic surgery, Arabian horses, and ocean view real estate by swindling her close friends.

(Original television broadcast: August 27, 2018)

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

2019-12-12
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Operation Crook, Line and Stinker

A crooked New York City cop protects and serves himself, cashing in as a high-tech burglary crew terrorizes homes and businesses.

(Original television broadcast: August 13, 2018)

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

2019-11-11
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Florida Rehab Gone Wild

Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs. His sick plans include turning patients into prostitutes and sober homes into drug-fueled brothels.

(Original television broadcast: July 2, 2018)

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

2019-10-10
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Billion Dollar Fraud Goes Viral

Promising enormous returns on a "work from home" opportunity selling their TelexFree phone service, Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrill entice close to one million people around the world to spend, and then lose an extraordinary $1.7 billion in the largest pyramid scheme ever prosecuted in the US.

(Original television broadcast: 06-25-2018)

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

2019-09-09
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SNEAK PEEK: The College Admissions Scandal |Monday, August 12th

SNEAK PEEK: Go inside the massive college admissions scandal and meet the mastermind behind this $25 million cheating scheme. Don?t miss the season premiere of American Greed Monday, August 12th at 10 PM ET on CNBC.

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

2019-08-08
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The Promescent Affair: Part II

A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder ? and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex.

2019-07-16
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The Promescent Affair: Part I

A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder ? and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex.

2019-07-16
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Coming Soon: The Promescent Affair

The American Greed Podcast special ?The Promescent Affair? is coming July 16, 2019. The drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder. A David vs. Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex.

2019-07-02
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Something's Fishy: The Codfather

Carlos Rafael owns one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the east coast, but will his big mouth get him hooked in an IRS sting?

2019-06-17
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Online Dating Trap

A Casanova conman steals hearts and drains bank accounts.

2019-05-20
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God and Gold

Dr. Larry Bates may sell books and DVDs preaching the value of silver and gold but his clients are the ones in peril.

2019-04-22
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Scams on Film

John Rogers is amassing one of the biggest and most impressive photo archive collections in the world. But the business he claims is worth $32 million is rooted in fraud.

2019-04-08
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Lousy Landlord

The case of the landlord from hell. Steven Croman rules a Manhattan real estate empire but prosecutors have other accommodations in mind for him.

2019-03-25
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