Swindled

By A Concerned Citizen

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Reviews: 6

PF
 Mar 27, 2019
Great Podcast. Interesting stories and well constructed. Thanks.


 Jan 23, 2019


 Jan 20, 2019

trionfale
 Dec 27, 2018
who cares about the monotone...this excellent podcast is about the content! No need for infotainment - just the facts that speak loudly.

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 Jul 22, 2018

Description

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Episode Date
The Producer (Joe Francis)
4063
A young entrepreneur’s Girls Gone Wild franchise leads to a litany of legal issues related to tax evasion, bribery, and false imprisonment as well as accusations of sexual assault. // Prelude: A group of high school students create a much-maligned reality film titled Bumfights that features amateur stunts performed by homeless people.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2019
The Downline (Herbalife)
3185
<br>A multi-level marketing company becomes a global success despite accusations of dangerous products and exploitation. Prelude: The peaks and valleys of Glenn W. Turner’s pyramid schemes.<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2019
The Sting (Abscam)
2775
<br>The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress. Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2019
The Mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick)
3252
A young politician ruins a promising career with numerous financial and sexual scandals. Prelude: The unsolved murder of Tamara Greene.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2019
The Body Snatcher (Michael Mastromarino)
2592
A prominent oral surgeon embarks on a new career path after an addiction to painkillers leads to the loss of his dental license. // Prelude: A horrifying discovery is made at the Tri-State Crematory in northwest Georgia.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 03, 2019
The Formula (Nestlé Boycott of 1977)
2784
An international boycott ensues after a multinational corporation is accused of contributing to the deaths of millions of infants around the world.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 20, 2019
The Mogul (Lou Pearlman)
3387
An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2019
The Deputy (Frankie Bybee)
2800
A law enforcement officer goes beyond the call of duty in order to steal money from an elderly woman.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2018
The Psychic (Sylvia Browne)
3204
A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2018
The Contestant (Charles Ingram)
3235
A British Army major and his wife devise a plan to cheat the popular television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 18, 2018
The Hostage (Tony Kiritsis)
3632
The president of a mortgage company is taken hostage by a paranoid loan customer after allegations of mistreatment. Special thanks to Alan Berry &amp; Mark Enochs, the directors of Dead Man's Line. Visit DeadMansLine.com for more information.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 04, 2018
The Fyre Festival (Billy McFarland)
3036
A technology entrepreneur defrauds investors in order to build a luxury music festival in the Bahamas.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2018
The Tycoon (Allen Stanford)
3639
The financial empire built by Allen Stanford, a mysterious man from Texas, is revealed to be a massive Ponzi scheme.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 07, 2018
The Lawsuit (McDonald's Hot Coffee)
2432
An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 23, 2018
The Canoe Man (John Darwin)
2913
An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 09, 2018
The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)
3353
A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 01, 2018
The Association (FIFA)
3415
A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)
3597
A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 28, 2018
The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)
3597
A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 13, 2018
The Hitman (Frank Howard)
2673
A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2018
The Judges (Kids for Cash)
3039
Two Luzerne County judges are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 15, 2018
The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)
2693
An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted decades, accounting for over 20,000 deaths and half a million injured.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2018
The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)
2440
A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2018
The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)
2430
An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2018
The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)
2685
A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2018
The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)
2560
A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, and double-crosses.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2018
The Canal (Love Canal)
2589
Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 21, 2018
The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)
1986
An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever".<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2018
The Horse Queen (Rita Crundwell)
2009
A municipal employee embezzles over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and expensive hobby.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2018
The Lucky Winner (Eddie Tipton)
2023
An unclaimed, jackpot-winning lottery ticket purchased in Iowa leads to a cross-continent search for the winner.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2018