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.
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…)
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…)
Examining the case of Michael McCant, a San Francisco-based concert promoter who promised investors in his business a 30-percent return. In reality, however, he used most of the money to support himself and repay early investors. Also: the story of Mark An (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)