November 07, 2012
"UNRAVELED" WILL PREMIERE ON CNBC NOVEMBER 8TH
(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)
WEB | HIGH | CART
9:00 PM UNRAVELED (90 MINUTES)
12:00 AM UNRAVELED (90 MINUTES)
FOR TV HIGHLIGHTS CONSIDERATION:
Just days before Bernard Madoff captured the nation's attention as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud that netted over $750 million. Unraveled is set in the "gilded cage" of Dreier's Upper East Side penthouse, where the Court has ordered him confined to house arrest until his sentencing day. Structured around candid interviews with Dreier, the documentary weaves its narrative with cinema verité footage, revealing archival material, and innovative animation effects – building suspense as the countdown to Dreier’s day of judgment approaches.
Exclusive blogs from CNBC’s Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn and “Unraveled” Director Marc Simon available at: www.unraveled.cnbc.com
Here are a few preview clips:
How the Scam Began
Desperate to keep his law firm and extravagant life going, Marc Dreier turns to his client -- the affluent and demanding real estate developer Sheldon Solow -- for help. The problem? Dreier's client doesn't know he's helping out ... and it's all illegal.
Maintaining a Lavish Lifestyle at Any Cost
Marc Dreier seems to have it all -- from expensive homes to artwork in the millions, but for Dreier, living the high-life serves a higher purpose.
Dreier's Drastic Steps to Save Himself
In order to keep up his charade as a big time successful attorney, Marc Dreier has only days to come up with $40 million to cover his scheming tracks. Having exhausted other possibilities, he takes the rash step of pretending to be someone else so he can steal even more money.
Sentencing Day Approaches
While under house arrest, confessed investment fraud criminal Marc Dreier meets with his attorneys to discuss their strategies for the sentencing ... but they don't quite see eye-to-eye on the matter.
Deliberating a Dubai Escape
With his back against the wall, Dreier knows his scheming days may be coming to an end. But then, a well-timed business trip makes him wonder if he can literally escape it all.
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