Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start US FIDELIS, a business selling vehicle service contracts. But when the cars break down, the warranties prove worthless while the brothers pocket millions.
An independent film project spins out of control into a $28 million fraud when a filmmaker's silent partner and spiritual guru helps himself to investor funds.
A money trail from Miami's toughest drug traffickers leads authorities to a suburban dad and firefighter's money laundering operation. And, three friends make a killing on Wall Street in what is the longest-known insider trading case in American history.
Two brothers ripped off millions from homeowners in a remodeling scheme that left customers homeless. And, a real estate investor stole $31 million from clients who believed he was flipping houses in NYC to make them big bucks.
With a signed confession at his side revealing an extraordinary $200 million fraud that he perpetrated for two decades, the CEO of Peregrine Financial Group attempts suicide. He admits to deceiving financial regulators and robbing his customers.
Is it possible to run a criminal empire out of City Hall? According to the feds, that's exactly what Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick does during six years in office. Once hailed as the savior of Detroit, Kilpatrick and his cronies cost the city millions.
For months a man known only as "The Bishop" threatens investment pros with a choice: make me rich or face my wrath. Can investigators find "The Bishop" before his get-rich scheme turns deadly?
J. David Salinas seems to have it all: a successful financial advisor hobnobbing with famous NCAA basketball coaches. But when an employee betrays him, Salinas' world crumbles under the weight of a $39 million scam.
In the first case, a small-town comptroller steals $53 million from her city to fund a horse-breeding empire. Then, a crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oases.
Commercial real estate investor Ed Okun is in love. He is drawn to a boat show model almost half his age, and he can’t stop showering her with gifts. To fund his love-induced multimillion-dollar spending spree, he reaches into his clients' accounts.
Joe and Tina Caronna are living the good life: a nice house, a collection of sports cars, and loads of cash for vacations and fun. But while Tina has earned her money as a financial executive, Joe's life as an insurance agent isn't exactly legit.
Michael McCant is a former bank robber who says he’s gone "legit" and promises 30% returns on investment in his concert promotion business. His investors learn the hard way that this ex-con is too illegit to quit...his life of crime.
A Florida man wins a $13 million lottery payout and gives away much of it. After businesswoman Dee Dee Moore takes over his finances to protect his wealth, the millionaire disappears. Did she want to help him or help herself to his millions?
A New Age evangelist becomes a greedy, groovy, guru, telling investors that positive thinking can lead to positive returns. But this false prophet is returning nothing but false profits in her $113 million scam.
A Brooklyn investment manager starts the longest running Ponzi scheme in history. Philip Barry runs his scam from Bay Ridge, a working-class neighborhood where families go back generations. He tells his story exclusively to AMERICAN GREED from prison.
Trevor Cook and his cohorts solicit $190 million from 700 investors, many of whom were swayed by a talk radio star. The investors will be shocked to see how Cook blows their hard-earned savings...turning a historic mansion into a den of debauchery.
New Villains. New Victims. New Greed. Joe and Tina Caronna are living the good life: a nice house, fancy sports cars, and loads of cash for vacations and fun. But while Tina has earned her money as an executive, Joe isn't exactly legit.
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