Scheme

Scheme


Latest Episodes

Episode 9: Cobalt Family Investors
January 12, 2021

The story of Cobalt involves a former associate of the Wolf of Wall Street, and a Ponzi scheme run by a convicted fraudster. Then, Donald Trump got involved.

Episode 8: Interpublic Group
December 14, 2020

Interpublic was forced to restate its financials back to 1997. Had the company committed ANOTHER fraud, right after the first one?

Episode 7: Capitol Investments
November 05, 2020

Nevin Shapiro was living the high life, and people assumed his high-roller lifestyle was funded by his business, Capitol Investments. But Shapiro’s business hadn’t conducted operations in years...

Episode 6: Harvey, Illinois
October 05, 2020

Satish Gabhawala convinced the city of Harvey to raise $14 million from bond issuances to construct a hotel and 24-hour diner. However, 5 years later the buildings were never finished. Where had the 14 million gone?

Episode 5: Equity Funding Corporation
September 05, 2020

Equity Funding Corporation of America reported strong growth for nearly a decade, culminating in a record profit in 1973. But just a few weeks later the firm imploded. It seems the company wrote insurance policies for people who didn’t even exist.

Episode 4: American Bank Note Holographics
August 05, 2020

Just 6 months after American Bank Note Holographics' IPO, the company said it needed to restate its financials…A company that had been created to prevent fraud had lied about its revenue.

Episode 3: Electronic Game Card
July 06, 2020

Electronic Game Card had created an innovative new product. Sales were growing and the company was profitable. But there was something not quite right about the company…

Episode 2: Adelphia Communications
July 06, 2020

In March of 2002, Adelphia was the 6th largest cable TV provider in the U.S.  But then the company made one tiny financial disclosure…and within 3 months it was bankrupt. 

Episode 1: Homex
July 05, 2020

In 2013, Homex was the largest real estate development company in Mexico. But just one year later Homex was bankrupt, and under investigation by the SEC.