The program focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States such as WorldCom, HealthSouth and Tyco. In addition, stories about more common crimes such as insurance fraud, murder, embezzlement, art theft, Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, bank robbery, money laundering, identity theft, and medical fraud are also featured. Other topics have included the story behind the famous Mustang Ranch in Nevada and the rise and fall of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. American Greed is narrated by veteran actor Stacey Keach.
Season 14 – Episode 5
When all four members of the McStay family seemingly vanish into thin air, a yearslong quest for answers begins; a biker in the Mojave Desert finds the family members’ bodies in shallow graves; a close friend of the family falls under suspicion.
The episode was rated from 6 votes.
#2 – Diagnosis: Temptress Health Scam
Season 13 – Episode 8
Entrepreneur Keisha Williams is really a high-rolling shopaholic with a taste for strip clubs and exotic travel; she takes investors for millions of dollars with a can’t miss bid to secure a medical money-making technology that never materializes.
The episode was rated from 26 votes.
#3 – The Trials of Michael Avenatti
Season 14 – Episode 1
Michael Avenatti makes a splash as the litigator representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her dispute with Donald Trump…but it’s soon revealed that he has legal troubles of his own brewing.
The episode was rated from 10 votes.
#4 – Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak
Season 10 – Episode 18
A Michigan doctor treats cancer-free patients with poisonous chemotherapy while taking millions in payment; two Chicago-area bank robbers repel 17 stories to escape the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The episode was rated from 15 votes.
#5 – The Tran Organization: Blackjack Cheaters
Season 6 – Episode 12
Van Thu Tran is a sexy Vietnamese-American who knows how to beat the odds. She makes millions in casinos using one of the oldest tricks in the book … with a new high-tech twist. Find out how the notorious Tran gang brings down the house!
The episode was rated from 13 votes.
#6 – Psychic Fiend’s Network
Season 10 – Episode 5
A wealthy timber baron is rolled by a phony psychic for $15 million while her daughter pretends to be in love with him.
The episode was rated from 35 votes.
#7 – The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster
Season 13 – Episode 6
Trash-talking reality star Scott Menaged (“Property Wars”) buys up hundreds of foreclosures in Phoenix, then his money lender discovers that Menaged is a fraud, and the consequences are deadly.
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#8 – Florida Rehab Gone Wild
Season 12 – Episode 10
Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities, stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs.
The episode was rated from 22 votes.
#9 – The Real Dr. Death
Season 14 – Episode 3
A delusional, debt-ridden, and allegedly drug-dabbling spine surgeon maims and even kills patients in one botched surgery after another. It falls to two colleagues to step in where others won’t.
The episode was rated from 7 votes.
#10 – Baby-Faced Drug Lords
Season 12 – Episode 19
Florida teenagers cash in on the opioid crisis, then they expand their operation, jeopardizing their lives of sex, drugs and money.
The episode was rated from 20 votes.