Anything For Money, Part 1

Billionaire Boy's Club
Joe Hunt, young psychopathic genius, and his Beverly Hills prep school chums started the BBC, known as the Billionaire Boys Club in the NBC mini-series, an investment club that was to make a fortune for them and their investors.

It wasn't difficult for three young men, well dressed and with the gift of the gab to interest other young men in their ideas. After all, image was everything. In short order, the club was up and rolling, fed by na´ve and gullible investors.

After an orgy of risky investment and luxury spending, the club was in serious financial trouble, but that wasnt all: there was the murder of a Beverly Hills con artist and an Iranian millionaire.

Charles Sobraj
Imagine that you could earn nearly a million dollars for every year you spent in prison with the understanding that you would likely get out in the prime of your life. Would you take that $15 million deal to make a movie of your life?

Suppose you could live like royalty behind bars, in almost total control, with guests free to come and go as they pleased, cellphones, TV, gourmet food and fine wine to eat and drink. Would that make the deal worth 20 years of your life?

Sobraj is a con man, jewel thief, drug dealer and murderer, but one who lived a life of adventure and intrigue that made him a media celebrity.

Martin Frankel
Neurotic weirdo, surrounded by riches and beautiful women, is the mastermind of a $200 million insurance fraud that reached all the way to the Vatican. From his lavish cocoon, he masterminded one of the largest, most bizarre embezzlement schemes in American history, one that rocked the insurance and investment industries and spanned the globe from the unassuming town of Toledo, Ohio, to the gilded dome of the Vatican.

D.B. Cooper
The particulars of legendary D.B. Cooper's clever airborne crime and daredevil getaway have been pondered, picked over and recapitulated for over three decades now.

He hijacked and threatened to blow up an airliner, extorted $200,000 from Northwest Orient, then leaped from the airborne 727 with 21 pounds of $20 bills strapped to his torso and vanished. The crime was perfect if he lived, perfectly crazy if he didn't.

Either case, D.B. Cooper's nom de crime(no one knows his real name) may be the most recognized alias among western felons since Jack the Ripper.

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