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The most notorious corporate scammers in U.S. history

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 14: The recent conviction of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes, once the wunderkind of Silicon Valley, underscores a grand tradition in U.S. corporate history: the mega scam. Ever since Charles Ponzi swindled millions from investors more than a century ago, there have been shady dealings galore in many a C-suite. Here are some of the most notorious corporate scammers of all time. Saundra Latham and Andrew Lisa contributed to this report. Related: Companies and People Who Lost Their Worth in the Past Decade

Shady Dealings

The recent conviction of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes, once the wunderkind of Silicon Valley, underscores a grand tradition in U.S. corporate history: the mega scam. Ever since Charles Ponzi swindled millions from investors more than a century ago, there have been shady dealings galore in many a C-suite. Here are some of the most notorious corporate scammers of all time. 

Saundra Latham and Andrew Lisa contributed to this report. 

Related: Companies and People Who Lost Their Worth in the Past Decade

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