Enter a world where crime pays well--until you get caught. CNBC's unprecedented original primetime series, American Greed takes you inside the scams, schemes and broken dreams…revealing the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money.
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The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster 13x06
Trash-talking reality star Scott Menaged ("Property Wars") buys up hundreds of foreclosures in Phoenix, then his money lender discovers that Menaged is a fraud, and the consequences are deadly.
Black Market Dirty Gold 13x05
Three Miami salesmen import billions of dollars worth of the precious metal from South America then later learn the gold has connections to drug cartels and organized crime.
Prophets of Greed 13x04
Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand perfect obedience from followers, luring them into welfare fraud and stealing more than $2 million from American tax payers.
Paul Manafort 13x03
From luxury properties to an ostrich coat, the hard charging political insider uses his power and influence to fuel a multimillion-dollar mortgage and tax fraud.
The Fyre Festival 13x02
Disgraced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland uses fraud to launch his brand and a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.
The College Admissions Scandal 13x01
College admissions coach Rick Singer accepts money from parents to have their kids admitted to elite colleges.
From Bouncer to Millionaire Fraudster 12x20
Bars, strip clubs and nightlife venues shell out millions to an insurance company founded by a former bouncer; however, federal agents say the company isn't what it appears to be, and they make stunning discoveries, including a $25,000 sniper rifle.
Baby-Faced Drug Lords 12x19
Florida teenagers cash in on the opioid crisis, then they expand their operation, jeopardizing their lives of sex, drugs and money.
Scams on Film / God and Gold 12x18
Fraudster John Rogers builds one of the most impressive photo archives in the world until his partner rats him out; while Larry Bates preaches about salvation through precious metals, his clients wind up investing in "fool's gold."
Something's Fishy: The Codfather 12x17
Carlos Rafael makes millions as the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the East Coast but his big mouth gets him hooked in an undercover IRS sting with agents posing as Russian mobsters.