Swindled

16 EpisodesProduced by A Concerned Citizen

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 unimagina… read more

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The Canoe Man (John Darwin)

September 9th, 2018

46:33
An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea.

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

July 1st, 2018

53:53
A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.

The Association (FIFA)

June 14th, 2018

54:55
A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades.

The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

May 28th, 2018

57:57
A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".

The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

May 13th, 2018

57:57
A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.

The Hitman (Frank Howard)

April 29th, 2018

42:33
A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.

The Judges (Kids for Cash)

April 15th, 2018

48:39
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.

The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)

April 1st, 2018

42:53
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.

The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)

March 18th, 2018

38:40
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.

The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)

March 4th, 2018

38:30
An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal.
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