American Greed

Series

American Greed

A look at people who allegedly break the law in their quest for cash. Included: art heists; Ponzi schemes; stolen identities.

Genres

Nonfiction, Reality TV

Cast

Rating

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Year

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Season
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Season 11 begins with a look at a love triangle that ended in the murder of a millionaire divorcé in California in 1994, though the case went cold for more than a decade before being reopened in 2008.
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A profile of two Miami twentysomethings who became arms dealers for the U.S. government during the Iraq War and were the inspiration for the 2016 film "War Dogs."
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A beloved police officer in Illinois disguises his suicide to look like a murder when his secret of stealing thousands of dollars from a youth group over several years is about to be exposed.
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A former police officer in Michigan sets up a real-estate scam to bilk more than $50 million from hundreds of investors.
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A sex-trafficking ring run by pimps enlist a Chicago dentist to launder their money;
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A Texas accountant for a well-known bakery has a $50,000 salary but makes extra cash by embezzling more than $16 million; a self-proclaimed financial whiz in Connecticut runs a Ponzi scheme that bilks investors of more than $27 million to fund a lavish lifestyle that includes private schools for his children and race cars.
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A Virginia con man bilks a Phoenix retiree out of more than $1 million and is charged with his murder; a California doctor is charged with the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed on painkillers.
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A former basketball star is convicted in 2010 of 11 charges, including bank bribery, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and sentenced to more than six years in prison.
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A successful businesswoman is targeted by a serial grifter who poisons her for money.
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A phony cancer charity swindles donors out of millions and gives little to patients and their loved ones; a family perfects the art of shoplifting on a nationwide crime spree.
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A peanut company executive is deemed partially responsible for a salmonella outbreak in 2008 that killed nine people and sickened hundreds.
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A scam artist lives the glamorous life convincing people that he is a movie producer and money management whiz while collecting $40 million, which mostly goes to promote his image.
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An oil trucking firm operator schemes to strike it rich in North Dakota by plotting to eliminate his competition.
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Former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter descends into a gambling addiction that costs him his career, his marriage and, ultimately, his freedom.
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A Maryland saxophone player uses a phony charity to bilk donors out of thousands of dollars.
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A California wine merchant bilks millions of dollars from thousands of customers in a Ponzi scheme, but also becomes a victim of an online extortion scam.
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Arson meets murder when scammers blow up a house for insurance money, but their plan goes tragically wrong when dozens of homes are destroyed and a young couple winds up dead.
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A sports memorabilia legend helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion-dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
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A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools with help from shady school officials; crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them money.
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In the Season 11 finale, a man raids a trust fund of more than $50 million to support his lavish lifestyle and make a number of unusual purchases, including real estate, boats and World War II-era aircraft.