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    Bigger Than Enron (2002)

    Bigger Than Enron (2002) – On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen — the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing — for obstruction of justice in the government’s investigation of Enron, Andersen’s biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the American business landscape was forever […]

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    Breaking Vegas (2004)

    Breaking Vegas The True Story of The MIT Blackjack Team Documentary tracing the attempts of a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institue students to become rich playing blackjack at casinos throughout the United States and the attempts of the casinos’ management to thwart them. imdb IMDB (7.3) MIT Blackjack Team @ wikipedia

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    Confessions Of An Identity Thief (2014)

    Miami is the American capital of Identity Theft. The following is a full confession from the former member of a Cuban ID theft ring. He was a mule for a Florida cartel that drove out of state with fake ID”s and cloned debit cards, racking up the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

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    Cycling’s Greatest Fraud – Lance Armstrong (2013)

    Investigate one of sports’ most high-profile scandals in Cycling’s Greatest Fraud. This one-hour special dissects the story of the science and scheming behind what’s been called “the most sophisticated and successful doping scheme in all of sports”. Piece together eyewitness testimonies and delve into the illicit science to discover how the USADA says the […]

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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

    Alex Gibney, who wrote and produced Eugene Jarecki’s The Trials of Henry Kissinger, examines the rise and fall of an infamous corporate juggernaut in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, which he wrote and directed. The film, based on the book by Fortune Magazine reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, opens with a […]

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    Eric Hebborn: Portrait of a Master Forger (1991)

    When contemporary critics did not seem to appreciate his own paintings, Eric Hebborn began to copy the style of old masters such as: Corot, Castiglione, Mantegna, Van Dyck, Poussin, Ghisi, Tiepolo, Rubens, Jan Breughel and Piranesi. Art historians such as Sir John Pope Hennessy declared his paintings to be both authentic and stylistically brilliant […]

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    H*Commerce (2009)

    The main narrative follows the story of Sweet Home, Oregon resident Janella Spears, who falls victim to an elaborate Nigerian 419 scam. Initiated by e-mail, the scammers promise Spears and her family the return of a dead relative’s lost fortune. Interested in her family’s genealogy and persuaded by a death certificate purported to be […]

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    How Not to Lose Your Identity (2007)

    When Bennett had his identity stolen, the consequences were devastating. He spent two years trying to clear his name during which time he became penniless and homeless and had to live with family and friends. Years later Bennett wrote a comedy show about his experience. He perfomed the show; It Wasn’t Me, It Was […]

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    How to Get Away with Stealing (2011)

    If the fraud industry were its own country, it would have the fifth strongest economy in the world, just ahead of the UK. Come and meet the fraudsters who’re making a killing from the fastest growing crime on Earth. vice Fraud @ Wikipedia More from VICE

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    HSBC The Bank of Tax Cheats (2015)

    Panorama reveals here how Britain’s biggest bank helped some of its wealthiest customers dodge tax. HSBC knew clients were breaking the law – so why didn’t the bank report them and why haven’t the tax evaders been prosecuted? Reporter Richard Bilton tracks down the tax cheats with secrets to hide, and the man who […]