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.
After Dee Dee Moore takes over a lottery winner's finances, he disappears.
A false prophet returns 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 raises $190 million, boosted by a talk radio star in Minneapolis.
Entrepreneur Samuel “Mouli” Cohen starts an Internet music company and fraudulently takes in $31 million from celebrities, investors, and even a charity. He claims they will make a fortune when his company is sold to Microsoft. But there is no deal.
Traders steal $10 million from clients to binge on strippers, clothes, and cars.
A shady benefits administrator embezzles $42 million from a New York City union.
A charismatic real estate broker scams $75 million then pleads his case on TV.
Texas con men score $100 million running a "life settlement" insurance scam.
Convicted of securities fraud, Perry Griggs starts yet another scam...in prison!
Randy Treadwell is a preacher's son who cons believers out of about $65 million.
Michael Vorce trades in luxury yachts and spends lavishly...on the bank's dime.
Sir Allen Stanford was once one of the richest men in America. His company, The Stanford Financial Group, flourished selling certificate of deposits, usually a safe bet. But he was eventually convicted of running an international $7 billion Ponzi scheme!
Solomon Dwek was a real estate mogul, philanthropist...and an expert flimflammer. He was the mastermind behind a multimillion-dollar scam. When his luck runs out, he becomes an informant in the biggest case of corruption and greed in New Jersey history.
Lee Farkas was a mortgage mogul, a millionaire and the chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker. In reality, his clients were in the dark as Farkas made his fortune by peddling fake mortgages and looting his own company.
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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