American Greed Podcast

American Greed Podcast

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Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed”, takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.


Florida Rehab Gone Wild
Oct 10 • 37 min
Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs. His sick plans include turning patients into prostitutes and sober homes into drug-fueled brothels. (Original…
Billion Dollar Fraud Goes Viral
Sep 9 • 38 min
Promising enormous returns on a “work from home” opportunity selling their TelexFree phone service, Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrill entice close to one million people around the world to spend, and then lose an extraordinary $1.7 billion in the largest…
SNEAK PEEK: The College Admissions Scandal |Monday, August 12th
Aug 8 • 5 min
SNEAK PEEK: Go inside the massive college admissions scandal and meet the mastermind behind this $25 million cheating scheme. Don’t miss the season premiere of American Greed Monday, August 12th at 10 PM ET on CNBC. Want to binge watch your Greed? Full…
The Promescent Affair: Part II
Jul 16 • 24 min
A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder — and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex.
The Promescent Affair: Part I
Jul 16 • 24 min
A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder — and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex.
Coming Soon: The Promescent Affair
Jul 2 • 1 min
The American Greed Podcast special “The Promescent Affair” is coming July 16, 2019. The drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder. A David vs. Goliath battle ensues over its…
Something’s Fishy: The Codfather
Jun 17 • 39 min
Carlos Rafael owns one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the east coast, but will his big mouth get him hooked in an IRS sting?
Online Dating Trap
May 20 • 40 min
A Casanova conman steals hearts and drains bank accounts.
God and Gold
Apr 22 • 21 min
Dr. Larry Bates may sell books and DVDs preaching the value of silver and gold but his clients are the ones in peril.
Scams on Film
Apr 8 • 21 min
John Rogers is amassing one of the biggest and most impressive photo archive collections in the world. But the business he claims is worth $32 million is rooted in fraud.
Lousy Landlord
Mar 25 • 20 min
The case of the landlord from hell. Steven Croman rules a Manhattan real estate empire but prosecutors have other accommodations in mind for him.
Just a Dollar and a Scheme
Mar 11 • 21 min
When the winner of a $16 million jackpot refuses to identity himself, officials suspect a rigged game. It turns into the biggest lottery scam in American history.
Chicago Jailbreak
Feb 18 • 18 min
The feds link Joseph Jose Banks to 20 bank robberies totaling millions of dollars in losses. But from a cell in a high-rise jail, he shows the world he won’t be caged.
Diagnosis: Blood Money
Feb 4 • 22 min
Dr. Farid Fata tells his patients they have cancer but the dangerous infusions Fata provides serve only one purpose…making him millions of dollars.
Badge of Dishonor
Jan 21 • 39 min
Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewicz is a small-town cop gunned down in the line of duty. When the investigation hits a dead-end, all eyes turn to the officer himself.
Dr. Drug Dealer
Jan 7 • 16 min
L.A. doctor Lisa Tseng is no run of the pill mill “Dr. Feelgood”. She’s a cold-hearted murderer in a lab coat.
Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode Three | Hunting Bernie’s Billions
Dec 17, 2018 • 22 min
Original 3 part podcast series: Hunting Bernie’s billions. With his victim’s lives shattered, coping with financial loss, trauma, and tragedy and the 10 year effort to make them whole.
Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode Two | The Next Madoff
Dec 13, 2018 • 22 min
Original 3 part podcast series: In the wake of Madoff’s scheme came investor protections, so how is it that con artists are still scamming their way to millions?
Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode One | Madoff Behind Bars
Dec 10, 2018 • 35 min
Original 3 part podcast series: 10 years later, uncovering the Bernie Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims.
Making a Killing
Dec 3, 2018 • 22 min
A con man hatches a scheme full of shadowy government contracts and million-dollar paydays—then sets sail for murder.
Deadly Black Gold Riches
Nov 18, 2018 • 37 min
In North Dakota, an arrogant businessman hires a sloppy hitman and his budding empire comes crashing down.
Stolen Valor Scam
Nov 5, 2018 • 38 min
Captain Darryl Wright has a Purple Heart and isn’t afraid to show it. As a wounded warrior, Wright collects more than $700,000 in government benefits until an undercover investigation unravels his story. Wright’s victims are veterans who feel that their…
End of Life Scam
Oct 22, 2018 • 12 min
Businessman Seth Gillman cares for the most vulnerable, while raking in millions. His healthcare company is booming, but the source of his success is criminal. When a super sleuthing nurse stands up to him, his healthcare empire may be on life support.…
The Polka King Con
Oct 15, 2018 • 39 min
All hail the Polka King! Jan Lewan isn’t content with just being a flashy showman and music star, he has bigger plans. Lewan’s American Dream is built on the backs and bank accounts of his biggest fans when he rips them off. It’s an outrageous tale that…
Deadly Opioids, Dirty Doctors
Oct 8, 2018 • 41 min
American’s are dying by overdose in record numbers, victims of the worst opioid addiction epidemic in history. In Mobile, Alabama two doctors are serving up heavy doses of the dangerous drugs. One drug the doctors prescribe is 50 times more potent than…
The Most Hated Man in America
Oct 1, 2018 • 37 min
Martin Shkreli became a household name when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving HIV drug 5,000 percent. This quickly earned the former hedge fund manager, investor and pharmaceutical CEO the title of “The most hated man in America.” But it’s his shady…
Blood Relatives
Sep 24, 2018 • 27 min
When a prominent family in a small Oklahoma town is found murdered, their son is the only suspect. Troubled trust fund kid Alan Hruby starts his white collar crimes early. But when the money runs out, is he willing to go even further to satisfy his hunger…
Conn’s Job
Sep 17, 2018 • 41 min
Attorney Eric Conn is the king of disability law. A shameless self-promoter, Conn makes millions securing disability payments for his clients. But after government whistleblowers uncover a half billion dollars’ worth of lies, Conn turns fugitive, leaving…
The Real Wolf of Wall Street
Sep 10, 2018 • 39 min
Infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort, a.k.a. “The Wolf of Wall Street”, pleads guilty to fraud and does jail time. When Hollywood turns his life of sex, drugs, and crime into a blockbuster, his victims feel cheated again. This is the true story. (Original…
Clean Teeth, Dirty Laundry
Sep 7, 2018 • 22 min
Dangerous curves ahead… sex for sale inside an iconic Chicago community. Dentist Gary Kimmel launders money for sex traffickers by purchasing cars that keep pimps rolling in style and sneaking sex workers in for after-hours repairs. What brings the…
Comic Book Murder
Sep 6, 2018 • 19 min
Rico Vendetti’s lucrative online stolen goods operation is exposed when he hires the wrong delinquent to do his dirty work. Their scheme to steal an elderly man’s valuable comic book collection turns deadly. (Original television broadcast: 2/27/2017)
Neighborhood Inferno
Sep 5, 2018 • 37 min
In the middle of the night on November 10, 2012, an explosion wreaks havoc in a quiet neighborhood in the Indianapolis suburb Richmond Hill. The blast is so powerful that it moves the needle of an earthquake sensor 26 miles away. The massive explosion…
Inside look: American Greed Podcast
Aug 31, 2018 • 3 min
Launching Wednesday, September 5th. CNBC’s original true-crime series “American Greed” exposes some of the most brazen, evil acts committed for money. Here’s just a taste of the shocking stories we’ll be uncovering in this podcast series. Narrated by…