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Wednesday ‘American Greed’ episode focuses on Lee Farkas, gay mortgage insider with Atlanta ties

Lee Farkas

Lee Farkas, a gay man who once had ties to one of Atlanta's most popular gay bars, will be the subject of a documentary in the "American Greed" series that airs tomorrow night on CNBC.

Titled "Financial Home Invasion," the episode debuts at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Other upcoming showings include 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 12; 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 15; and 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Monday, July 16, according to

Lee Farkas was found guilty in April 2011 of being the mastermind of a $2.9 billion fraud trial that officials said was "one of the largest bank frauds in history."

The Justice Department's criminal division chief, Lanny Breuer, said Farkas's actions "poured fuel on the fire of the financial crisis," according to a report by the Associated Press.