'Crime Inc' Returns To CNBC As Summer Series Beginning June 1st

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May 14th, 2011

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CRIME INC RETURNS TO CNBC AS SUMMER SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 1ST

CNBC's "CRIME INC" will air on five consecutive Wednesdays starting on June 1st. The program will air at 9pm ET, with repeats at 10pm ET, 12am ET, and 1am ET. Each episode will also repeat the following Sunday at 10pm ET.

The telecast schedule is as follows:

Wednesday June 1 - CRIME INC: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Wednesday June 8 - CRIME INC: STOLEN GOODS

Wednesday June 15 - CRIME INC: COUNTERFEIT GOODS (premiered 7/14/10)

Wednesday June 22 - CRIME INC: ILLEGAL GAMBLING (premiered 12/16/09)

Wednesday June 29 - CRIME INC: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

CRIME INC:

Series takes viewers inside the biggest criminal enterprises in the world.

Crime Inc.: Human Trafficking - Wednesday, June 1st

Correspondent: Carl Quintanilla

From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking is a booming business. This $33 billion dollar underground enterprise knows no moral bounds, stretching from the outer reaches of Asia and Africa to right in our own backyards. "Crime Inc.: Human Trafficking" will examine the in and outs of trafficking, and how hopelessness and greed create a sinister and sometimes lethal combination.

In Mexico, young girls far from home line the streets in broad daylight, enduring physical and emotional cruelty from clients and pimps alike. Undercover cameras capture the horror of the commercial sex trade, showing just how low the price of human dignity will go.

North of the border harbors equally disturbing activity. With sex houses littering suburban neighborhoods in the Midwest and both coasts, a reformed pimp—now priest—describes the top-dollar appeal of “The American Girl” and its consequences.

But trafficking goes beyond sex. Even immigrants with legal U.S. visas find themselves being exploited, forced to sleep under hotel tables and eat rotten food with no promise of pay. While on the Ivory Coast in Africa, the sick irony of the Cocoa business has child slaves harvesting cocoa for soon-to-be child treats.

CNBC's "Crime Inc.: Human Trafficking’s" hard look at these issues reveals human trafficking not only as a harsh reality, but as a silent global epidemic with an estimated 12.3 million slaves and counting.

Crime Inc.: Stolen Goods - Wednesday, June 8th

Correspondent: Carl Quintanilla

By the end of this broadcast over 250 homes, offices, and stores will be burglarized in the U.S., and over half a million dollars in goods will be stolen from them. Criminal networks of thieves are breaking into everything and cashing in on a fortune. No one is safe, just ask NBA Basketball players Eddy Curry and Antoine Walker who learned firsthand the brutality of thieves when they were bound, gagged, and robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods in 2007.

These modern day pirates steal from stores, semis, warehouses, even our very own homes. The over $60 billion industry of stolen goods is a complex web of stealing, buying, and selling—placing the items on the Internet, in flea markets, and even back on the shelves of legitimate stores. CNBC's "Crime Inc.: Stolen Goods" asks the question: just how deep does theft go?

Crime Inc: Counterfeit Goods - Wednesday, June 15th

Correspondent: Carl Quintanilla

Fake handbags, watches, and perfumes are a way of the past. The largest underground industry in the world, counterfeit goods bring in hundreds of billions, while sapping the economy, putting lives in jeopardy, and funding organized crime in the process.

Fake handbags, watches, and perfumes are a way of the past. The largest underground industry in the world, counterfeit goods bring in hundreds of billions, while sapping the economy, putting lives in jeopardy, and funding organized crime in the process.

CNBC's "Crime Inc.: Counterfeit Goods," takes viewers inside where the goods are produced and confiscated in a world of high-risk and high-reward.

The one-hour special brings you on raids with the LAPD anti-counterfeiting unit, inspections at ports, and back-room factories where counterfeits are produced. Meet a couple who was paralyzed by counterfeit Botox, a company whose whole brand was copied, and the story of a defense contractor who counterfeit defense parts that found their way into weapons depots in Iraq.

At around 7% of all global trade, Counterfeit Goods are a big business with low overhead. It makes too much money to go away any time soon.

Crime Inc: Illegal Gambling - Wednesday, June 22nd

Correspondent: Melissa Francis

CNBC's "Crime Inc.: Illegal Gambling" takes an inside look at the multi-billion dollar business of illegal gambling. Millions are cashing in. Some get rich, while others pay the ultimate price.

Across the United States, billions are being made outside the law. Illegal gambling may conjure images of mobsters, bookies, and threats of violence... but while that underground world still exists, technology has made illegal gambling much more accessible. The same computer you use for work or to connect with friends can be used to wager outside the law. It's a thriving illegal business hiding in plain sight.

The documentary takes viewers inside the high-stakes world of illegal gambling where some people are cashing in while others face prison terms or even death.

Crime Inc. : Prescription Drugs, Wednesday, June 29th:

Correspondent: Carl Quintanilla

Heroine. Crack cocaine. Xanax. One of these drugs is the biggest cause of fatal drug overdoses nationwide—and yes it is legal. A modern game changer, the prescription drug business sees profits of more than $100 billion a year, not only affecting frequent drug users but mothers, teens, and even celebrities.

Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, and Anna Nicole Smith are among Hollywood’s finest to fall prey to the pill. Rapper Eminem fought this trend by entering rehab, saying it was the incredible ease of scoring meds that led to his addiction.

Between bribed medical professionals and online “Rogue pharmacies”, strong prescription medicine like Valium and Vicodin are falling into the wrong hands—with tragic consequences. CNBC's "Crime Inc.: Prescription Drugs" takes a close look at the drug world’s understated killer.

 
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