American Greed - Netflix

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.

American Greed - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-06-21

American Greed - American Greed - Netflix

American Greed, also known as American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels, And Suckers aka American Greed: Scams, Schemes, And Broken Dreams, is an original primetime series airing on the business news network CNBC. It was created by Bill Kurtis through his Chicago-based Kurtis Productions. As Kurtis was under exclusive contract to competing network A&E at the time, the program is narrated by Stacy Keach Jr.. It first aired on June 21, 2007, in the US and is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary. Episodes are also rebroadcast on the television network Escape The program has been renewed for a twelfth season scheduled to air in 2018.

American Greed - Episodes - Netflix

The show began airing its eleventh season in January, 2017. In August 2012 CNBC aired the series American Greed: The Fugitives which focused on active cases of alleged white-collar crime. The show documented stories of suspects who were still at large and had continued to evade authorities. It lasted 2 seasons, covering 13 cases of financial crimes. After the Nov. 14, 2013, airing of American Greed: The Fugitives #12, viewer tips led to the successful Nov. 26, 2013, arrest of FBI Most Wanted fugitive David Kaup, who had been a fugitive since Dec. 17, 2012, when he failed to appear for sentencing in Los Angeles. Criticisms The show has been criticized for overestimating law enforcement's interest and involvement in combating fraud, as many frauds are discovered only after a number of people have already been victimized; e.g., the largest fraud, Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme, ended only after he confessed. In civil fraud claims, courts require that the fraud be pleaded with specificity and the proponent provide documentation corroborating the claim. In the Madoff case, an early administrative complaint was dismissed for lack of evidence, with the claim of a Ponzi scheme deemed speculative and unsubstantiated using essentially the same standard federal courts employ in evaluating civil fraud claims.

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