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The case of Melissa King, a former administrator for Sandhogs Local 147 in New York, who stole $42 million from union accounts; the case of Carl Estep, a con man who claimed he had hundreds of barrels filled with "gold concentrate" that, once refined, woul (more…)
The case of Minneapolis money manager Trevor Cook, who bilked investors out of more than $190 million. Among the ways he lured victims: talk radio, as one of his co-conspirators hosted a successful Christian talk-radio show about money.
The case of Brooklyn investment manager Philip Barry, who ran a decades-long Ponzi scheme that duped 800 investors. Also: the case of Kevin Carney, who claimed to have created a stock-trading computer program that guaranteed 20-percent returns on investmen (more…)
The case of Reed Slatkin, who orchestrated a ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of almost $600 million. Also: the story of Vilas Likhite, an art dealer-con artist who passed off paintings as works by famous artists.
The story of WorldCom, the communications company that used accounting tricks to cover falling profits. CEO Bernard Ebbers was eventually sentenced to 25 years for securities fraud, among other charges; CFO Scott Sullivan, who cooperated with authorities (more…)
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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)
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