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    £830,000,000 – Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings (1996)

    The film describes Barings as one of the oldest and most prestigious merchant banks in Britain, run by the same family for decades with extensive ties to Britain’s elites. However, the Bank harboured a terrible secret. In the late 19th century Barings almost went bankrupt after investing heavily in South American bonds, including backing […]

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    American Greed: Friends Without Benefits (2015)

    Mutual Benefits buys life insurance policies from aids patients, the chronically ill, and seniors and fraudulently resells them as low risk investments to clients. When medical advances help patients live longer, Mutual Benefits collects new investor money to pay returns. 30,000 people get caught in the $1.25 billion ponzi scheme. cnbc IMDB (8.2) US […]

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    American Greed: Home Invaders / Nashville’s Predator (2014)

    Rivertown Financial’s leaseback plan to keep distressed homeowners in their homes was a scam leaving owners foreclosed on and homeless, while the criminals pocketed millions. And an ego driven financial planner reaped millions from clients’ accounts and even approached an NHL team in Nashville to buy the naming rights of the arena. cnbc IMDB […]

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    American Greed: Sholom Rubashkin (2011)

    A slaughterhouse employs hundreds of workers in a small Iowa town. But there are whispers of threats, extortion and shocking child labor abuses. Sholom Rubashkin runs the family business. Is he a dutiful son or a corporate crook? imdb Sholom Rubashkin @ Wikipedia

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    American Greed: The Bad Neighbors (2016)

    This Episode: A neighborhood ice cream parlor in West Roxbury, Mass., lands the Palladino family in a major case of fraud. American Greed is an hour-long American television show that currently airs on CNBC. The show profiles various cases involving corporate fraud and white collar crimes. Some of the episodes profile two of these […]

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    American Greed: The Car Con (2014)

    Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start US FIDELIS, a business selling vehicle service contracts. But when the cars break down those “warranties” prove worthless while the brothers pocket millions and live it up. cnbc IMDB (8.2)

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    American Greed: The Prisoner of Wall Street (2013)

    Hawaii residents whose financial lives were turned upside down by convicted scam artist Perry Griggs tearfully spoke at his sentencing at US District Court in Honolulu Monday. “I came here just to have closure. That’s why I came,” Nanifay Paglinawan, fraud victim, said. “I didn’t want to keep hanging on to the pain, the […]

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    American Greed: The Real Wolf of Wall Street (2015)

    The pitch could have been barked by any of the “motivational-training” snake-oil salesmen who ply their wares in the corporate sector. But the man behind this particular “sales and persuasion” one-day course in Australia last year thought himself special enough to demand a US$5,000 entrance fee. The inflated price tag may have been something […]

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    An Honest Liar (2014)

    An Honest Liar documents James Randi’s early life as a carnival-bound refugee from Toronto who, early on, dedicated himself to learning every trick performed by Harry Houdini, and even improving on some of them. In one of his feats as an escape artist, Randi frees himself from a straitjacket while being hung upside down […]

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    Back From The Dead: The John Darwin Story (2016)

    Five and a half years after a baffling canoe accident, the man said to have perished in the icy waters of the North Sea – now officially dead – walked into a London police station. He claimed he had lost his memory and didn’t know who he was… youtube John Darwin disappearance case @ […]