• Publication date: May 19, 2010

Insurance fraud, embezzlement, and more How some people will do anything for money

The program takes on a documentary format and focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States such as WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco.

The program takes on a documentary format and focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States such as WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco. Other topics include the story behind the famous Mustang Ranch in Nevada and the rise and fall of boy band Impresario Lou Pearlman.

The premiere episode tells the bizarre saga of Sam Israel III, a big money hedge fund manager, who made headlines for his Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of 300 million dollars. Once the toast of Wall Street, Israel�s hunger for fame, fortune and success sends him in free fall, leading to the destruction of his company, a bridge, a suicide note and a man on the run.

American Greed is narrated by veteran actor Stacey Keach.