�American Greed� goes inside the dark side of the American Dream - where money seduces, power corrupts, and smooth criminals will stop at nothing to get rich. Their complex scams leave victim's lives in shambles.
Michael Lock was a Milwaukee crime boss with a business model that took him from cocaine dealing to bank fraud with a surefire way to beat the competition.
True crime tales. Patients are at risk, and respected pharmacist Robert Courtney is on the take, diluting life-saving drugs and the hopes of cancer patients.
Raffaello Follieri is young, handsome and at the top of his game. He makes millions with a successful real estate business. He hobnobs with world leaders. And, he�s found love with a Hollywood A-Lister, Anne Hathaway.
Anthony Elgindy. He's young, self-assured... and loaded. He claims to be a crusader, fighting fraud on Wall Street. But, this so-called good guy is running an insider trading scam... and his partner is a crooked FBI agent.
Two Doctors run their Alabama pain clinics like heartless pill mills�illegally prescribing opioids while destroying lives and pocketing millions.
When a sexy former escort in Florida plots to take her husband's money and his life, her lover tips off the police and her deadly plan is all caught on tape.
Arson meets murder when scammers blow up a house for insurance money, but it goes horrifically wrong, sending dozens of homes up in flames and leaving a young couple dead.
Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland uses fraud to launch his brand and a music festival in the Bahamas, selling thousands of tickets on the strength of a social media pitch.
John Fox steals millions from rich wine clients, and blows the money on fast cars and faster hookups�until he falls prey to a sextortion scheme.
His pitch is irresistible: Troy Titus promises to make you rich. The self-proclaimed real estate guru travels the seminar circuit. Thousands attend his lectures, buy his DVDs and invest with the man who portrays himself as a moneymaking magician.
Crowdfunded charities are a modern way to raise funds for a good cause, but do you know where the money really goes?
Ed Shin is an entrepreneur, churchgoer, family man: the very picture of success. But when his business partner suddenly vanishes, a private eye uncovers shocking secrets in Shin's past.
In sunny Laguna Beach social climber Elizabeth Mulder finances her plastic surgery, Arabian horses, and ocean-view real estate worth millions by swindling her best friends.
An enigmatic hedge fund manager desperate to succeed... and the scam that bilked investors out of $300 million! Sam Israel lived through the most decadent era in human history.
A story of deception. They appear to be two �grannies� helping men who are down on their luck - offering food, shelter and clothing. But Helen Golay and her friend Olga Rutterschmidt are ruthless con artists.
Marcus Schrenker makes millions. He�s a Wall Street money manager and a stunt pilot. But clients say he�s a con man who had the country wondering for days whether he was dead or alive.
Sholam Weiss is a bold and brazen dealmaker. He�s a consultant to con men and the brains behind one of the largest insurance scams in history. But Weiss doesn�t hide in the shadows.
One man�s bold scheme to get rich quick. Albert Talton puts a modern twist on one of the nation�s oldest crimes � making counterfeit money.
A would-be marketing mogul relies on investor trust and faith. Jeanetta Standefor convinces clients their cash is rescuing homeowners from foreclosure.
�Sexual Performance Pill� Steven Warshak is persuasive. He makes millions by selling a product to enhance the sex lives of men. Enzyte appears to be the herbal answer to Viagra.
Fen-Phen, the miracle weight loss drug of the 90�s, turns out to have a serious side effect. When the story breaks, ambulance chasing lawyers rush in. They exploit the tragedy and pilfer their clients� money.
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Robert Stokes runs a thriving dermatology practice. He�s making millions. But Dr. Stokes has a dark secret. He�s stealing patient�s money. He reuses medical supplies and endangers patients.
Max Butler is "Iceman." He oversaw an underground Internet crime spree. Mysterious thugs steal information and access your financial life story. Billions are at stake.
Stephen Trantel is a husband, a father...and a bank robber. He was once a broker making hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Manhattan trading pits. Unemployed, Trantel embarks on a new career�one of crime.
He�s a philanthropist, a diplomat, and an international man of mystery. Dr. Henry Jones promises to get investors in on a secret gold deal. But Dr. Jones is leading a double life---a life unknown even to his partners in crime.
A mysterious ring of social outcasts. Albert Gonzalez leads a gang with an insatiable appetite for sex, drugs...and your encrypted information. They steal credit card numbers and make a fortune by selling them on the black market.
He�s a trusted advisor. A philanthropist. Bob McLean runs a successful investment firm and donates millions to his favorite causes. But McLean has a dark, devastating secret.
Scott Rothstein is a Ft. Lauderdale attorney making millions. He�s the life of the party, a guy who wants the world to love him. But Rothstein is secretly a criminal mastermind.
They�re called The Bling Ring. A fast crowd of celebrity wannabes. This gang of teenagers rob celebrity homes and steal millions in jewellery, clothing and artwork. How far will they go to be like their favourite Hollywood stars?
Albert Vilar funds symphonies and operas around the world. But it�s curtains for Vilar when he scams the mother of a Hollywood star.
A tough guy from Chicago�s South Side finds his way off the streets and into a lucrative life in counterfeiting. Art Williams Jr. prints millions in fake dollars.
Larry Salander is one of the biggest names in New York�s art world. But collectors see red when he swipes more than $100 million from their pockets.
Marc Dreier is a high-powered lawyer with celebrity clients. But Dreier is a conman and steals more than $700 million from hedge funds.
Arthur Nadel conjures a $330 million hedge fund. In the blink of an eye, he disappears and leaves clients without their life savings.
Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion-dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools enlisting shady school officials. Then, heartless crooks use photos of military men to lure women into sending love and money.
Mark Avery burns though $52 million from a foundation he�s trusted to protect. He buys fighter jets and a fleet of WWII bombers to feed his fantasy of running "black ops" for the CIA.
Martin Shkreli jacks the price of a life-saving drug 5000%, but it�s his shady accounting and Internet trolling that lands the �Pharma Bro� in hot water.
Jan Lewan is a flashy showman, but when his finances hit a sour note, he rips off adoring fans with false promises of big investment returns. When Hollywood calls, can he stage a comeback?
Purple Heart veteran Darryl Wright claims he suffers debilitating PTSD from his service in Iraq, but his story is an elaborate scam that allows him to live large without working.
How does superstar disability lawyer Eric C. Conn offer guaranteed client wins? He cheats, scoring a massive Social Security fraud, then vanishes.
A thieving shopaholic son murders his family to cash in on the family�s wealth. Then, a Chicago health facility owner uses an inflated billing scheme in a $20 million rip-off.
Vitaly Borker scores $18 million selling knockoff designer eyewear as genuine from his website in Brooklyn. When customers complain, many are threatened with violence, rape, even murder.
Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrrill entice nearly one million people in an extraordinary $1.7 billion internet scam by promising enormous returns on a "work from home" scheme.
Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida, stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs.
A crooked New York City cop protects and serves himself, cashing in as a high-tech burglary crew terrorizes homes and businesses.
A wannabe art dealer sells fake works by American masters of Abstract Expressionism in an $80 million scam, fooling rich collectors and pocketing millions.
Daylon Pierce is a consummate ladies' man who claims to be a licensed stockbroker, wooing unsuspecting women through internet dating sites.
Self-proclaimed teen millionaire Ephren Taylor preaches his "safe" investments at church seminars and on the internet, fleecing victims out of millions and pumping cash into flashy living.
An Iowa man rigs a $16.5 million lottery jackpot, triggering the biggest lotto scam in American history. Then, notorious NYC landlord Steven Croman finds a new home for a year, jail.
Carlos Rafael makes millions as the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the east coast but will his big mouth get him hooked in an undercover IRS sting?
John Rogers criminally builds an impressive photo archive but his partner rats him out. Then, Larry Bates preaches about salvation through precious metals in the coming financial apocalypse.
Florida teens cash in on the opioid explosion. But when these young adults expand the operation, it puts their lives of sex, drugs, and money in danger.
Bars, strip clubs, and nightlife venues shell out millions to an insurance company founded by a former bouncer. But the Feds say the company isn�t what it appears to be.
College admissions coach Rick Singer rakes in $25 million from rich parents who pay big bucks to rig their kids� admission into elite colleges.
The hard-charging political insider takes a fall. From luxury properties to an ostrich coat, he uses his power and influence to fuel a multimillion-dollar mortgage and tax fraud.
On MTV�s �Jersey Shore,� Mike �The Situation� Sorrentino flaunts washboard abs and a party boy image. But when it comes to his taxes, he�d rather play than pay. So it�s GTL: Gym-Tan-Lock-up.
Artsy German heiress Anna Delvey makes a splash in New York�s social scene, but she�s really a Russian-born con artist trying to swindle $23 million from banks while dodging unpaid bills.
Everyone knows �El Chapo,� aka Joaquin Guzman Loera, billionaire drug lord and for years the world�s most wanted man. But few are familiar with the twins who helped land him in US custody.
California Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret look like the perfect political power couple. But instead of serving the public, these partners in life become partners in crime.
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.
How does multibillion-dollar company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) come to repeatedly kill its customers? By putting profits over safety, critics allege.
Karl Karlsen is a hardworking man with what seems to be a terrible streak of bad luck. But Karl has a secret: family deaths and other "tragedies" have been fattening his bank account.