‘Dirty Money’

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This Friday, January 26, Netflix will debut Dirty Money, an investigative series that explores “the untold stories of scandal and corruption” in the business world.

From Academy-Award-winning-director Alex Gibney, Dirty Money uses “first-hand accounts from perpetrators and their victims, combined with rarely-seen video footage,” to detail corporate corruption.

Episodes include:

“HARD NOx” – Alex Gibney directs this episode which “reveals shocking new details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the unholy alliance between governments and automakers that allowed the automaker to put tens of thousands of lives at risk — all for the sake of a $500 part.”

“The Confidence Man” – Described as “a rollicking profile of the rise and reign of Trump Inc.,” actor Fisher Stevens directs this episode which “lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.”

“Payday” – “Payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules.” Under the law, “is that a crime or just business”?

“Drug Short” – “Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs.”

“Cartel Bank” – “For decades, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, dogged journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account. But will they be judged “too big to jail?”

“The Maple Syrup Heist” – Maple syrup is big business in Canada. “When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.”

For more information, visit Netflix.


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