Latest Episodes

Episode 12: Boom Global Media
January 31, 2023

One of the most difficult things about starting a business is getting clients. You need to work hard to get customers to say yes. But what if you didnt have to get customers to say yes? What if y

Episode 11: DHB Industries
December 31, 2022

David Brooks had taken a small company on the verge of bankruptcy and turned it into one of the worlds largest manufacturers of bulletproof vests. Those vests were used by U.S. soldiers, so Brooks w

Episode 10: Take-Two Interactive Software
March 29, 2021

Take-Two Interactive was forced to restate its financials 3 times in a span of just 5 years. Each time you thought it was over, Take-Two ended up in the news again. And the companys founder was rig

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 Shapiros business hadnt 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 financialsA 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