American Greed 2007 | TV Show Watchlist
A look at people who allegedly break the law in their quest for cash. Included: art heists; Ponzi schemes; stolen identities.
Premiered: June 21, 2007
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Stockbroker Jordan Belfort runs a sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll brokerage firm. He pleads guilty to fraud and does jail time. After his release, Belfort gets a Hollywood makeover, but do his victims get justice?
Claudio Osorio casts himself as a brilliant international business tycoon to scam big money and big names. This crook steals more than $40 million from investors and the US government through a bogus company and schemes to build homes for the poor.
Sixteen-year-old Barry Minkow starts ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaners and quickly realizes there's more cash in fraud.
No investment idea is too exotic for visionary entrepreneur James “The Cash King” Duncan. He sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds, and even mind control technology.
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The story of Wall Street brokers David Pajcin and Gene Plotkin, who orchestrated an insider-trading scheme. Also: the story of Al Parish, a former college professor who scammed investors out of $66 million.
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- Premiered: June 21, 2007
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- Premise: A look at people who allegedly break the law in their quest for cash. Included: art heists; Ponzi schemes; stolen identities. (more)