Al Parish highlight of CNBC show 'American Greed'

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Convicted swindler Al Parish is back in the spotlight as the feature of CNBC's show "American Greed."

Our Charleston celebrity stars in the second part of the one-hour show dubbed "A Scam Exposed: Strippers and Insider Trading; Economan: Superthief."

Read more stories on this subject in our Al Parish topic page.The show airs Wednesday, February 18, at 9 p.m.

Here's a bit about it from the episode's Web page:

Home-Grown Financial Guru
Long before he was known as the man who swindled millions, Al Parish gained fame in Charleston, SC as a financial wizard. He was a local celebrity. A regular guy on the local news. A trusted expert of all things financial

The Profit
Parish is getting rich quick... and it shows. He makes millions and spends millions. His clients rave about the financial wizard posting incredible 30% returns. Al Parish is a godsend... but Parish is about to fall from grace.

The Fraud
By 2007, 600 investors have signed on with Parish. But a routine S-E-C check raises a flag. Suspicions mount. Is Parish's $134 million investment program a fraud? Parish is feeling the heat... but has nowhere to run!

The disgraced 51-year-old celebrity investment manager received 24 years and four months for fraud on June 26, 2008. He’ll be 75 by the end of that term.

Thanks to The Post and Courier for tipping us off.