Dec 10, 2013 — Poly Implant Prothese was once among the world's leaders in supplying implants. But after its product was found to have a high rupture rate, a public health scare followed. Its founder was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
Oct 29, 2013 — The former Illinois congressman apparently tried to turn himself in to federal prison officials Monday — but he was four days early, setting off some confusion. The official deadline for his surrender had been set for Friday.
Sep 30, 2013 — The defendant, who is an ex-military intelligence officer, claims it was all cover for a secret CIA operation.
Aug 16, 2013 — An anonymous painter in New York City created dozens of art forgeries, which sold for more than $80 million, according to prosecutors. The man isn't facing charges — but those who allegedly sold his canvases as the work of artists including Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell are in trouble.
Jun 26, 2013 — The indictment says Michael Mancil Brown of Franklin, Tenn., "falsely stated that he had stolen tax documents for Willard M. Romney and Ann D. Romney for tax years prior to 2010." Brown now faces federal charges of fraud and extortion.
Apr 17, 2012 — We talk to a guy who started out as an upstanding businessman, and went on to commit bank fraud involving millions of dollars.
Jul 5, 2011 — The family behind Crazy Eddie, the electronics store, ran a massive fraud for years. Eddie's cousin Sam Antar, tells us how they did it and why it worked for so long.
Jun 14, 2011 — If you know the right people — and if you can get other criminals to vouch for you — you can go online and buy huge bundles of stolen credit cards. As it turns out, Planet Money knows the right people.
Aug 19, 2009 — On today's Planet Money, we get the inside scoop on the Crazy Eddie scam of the 70's and 80's from Sam Antar, Crazy Eddie's CFO.