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American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Scandals

American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels and Scandals

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  • Premiered: 
    June 21, 2007
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  • Network: CNBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: business, finance

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Plot Synopsis

Examining the dark side of the American Dream, AMERICAN GREED documents the lives and crimes of people who were responsible for the biggest scams and schemes in America. Episodes for Season 6, starting in January 2012, highlight: Kenneth Ira Starr, a money manager who courted celebrity clients like Sylvester Stallone, Uma Thurman and Wesley Snipes and steals $30 million to buy a new Hollywood lifestyle -- all in the name of love; Carlos Perez-Olivo, a successful lawyer who was disbarred for fleecing desperate clients but found another way to feed his greed; Van Thu Tran, a sexy Vietnamese-American who made millions in casinos using one of the oldest tricks in the book -- with a new high tech twist; and many more greedy, white-collar criminals. AMERICAN GREED returned for its seventh season on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10pm ET with "Shipwrecked," an episode featuring Michael Vorce, a twentysomething playboy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who supposedly made millions buying and selling luxury yachts. On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, CNBC premiered the ninth season of AMERICAN GREED. The season opener featured Joseph Romano and his brothers who ran a massive $60 million rare coin con. When they're caught after Joe receives a stiff sentence, he is enraged and embarks on a grisly revenge plan, hiring a hit man to murder the federal judge and prosecutor who put him away. AMERICAN GREED returned for its tenth season on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. In the season opener, "Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal," the FTC fines infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau $37.6 million for all of his get-rich-quick schemes, but he claims he's flat broke. Then, Remington Financial Group's 'advance fee' scam has cost small business owners their dreams and millions of dollars. A new season of AMERICAN GREED premiered on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. The season opener, "Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown," chronicles the life of the disgraced former mayor who exploited the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina to pocket bribes and live large. AMERICAN GREED returned for a 20-episode eleventh season on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC, two days later than originally scheduled. In the season opener, "Deadly Gold Digger," sexy femme fatale Nanette Johnston Packard has a way of getting men to do what she wants. She even places a personal ad looking for rich men saying, "If you take care of me, I'll take care of you." When Nanette meets multi-millionaire divorcee Bill McLaughlin, she sets her trap. She convinces her boyfriend, former NFL football player Eric Naposki, to break into the home she shares with McLaughlin to kill him so they can collect her inheritance and his life insurance money to start a life together. But even that doesn't last, and almost seventeen years later, Naposki and Packard go on trial for murder. After a three-month break, Season 11 of AMERICAN GREED returned with new episodes on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC. In the mid-season premiere, "Recipe for Murder," a successful businesswoman is targeted by a serial gifter who poisons her for money.
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On Monday, September 4, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, CNBC premiered the Season 11 finale of AMERICAN GREED. In the season ender, "Top Gun of Fraud," a man burns through $52 million from a trust he was hired to protect, buying helicopters, fighter jets, rocket launchers, and a fleet of WWII bombers to feed his fantasy of running "black ops" for the CIA.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Kurtis Productions