The Trillion Dollar Con-Man

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Duration: 30 minutes

Panorama tracks down a fraudster who stole a football club and broke a bank. With his tales of foreign gold and assets worth 2 trillion dollars, the con man fooled politicians, celebrities and the City. He even tricked the former England football manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson, into visiting North Korea to support his scam. So why were so many people taken in, and how did one man run rings round the regulators and authorities?

  • Sven-Goran Eriksson: 'Clue in Notts County's milk bill'

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    Sven-Goran Eriksson tells Panorama of the moment he first became concerned about the finances of Notts County's new owners.
    The former England manager was hired as director of football by the League Two club in July 2009, just a week after the supporter trust that owned the club sold it for £1 to mystery buyers. The club became embroiled in an elaborate fraud that left it with debts of £7m.

  • Fraud office looks at scamming of Sven-Goran Eriksson

    Fraud office looks at scamming of Sven-Goran Eriksson

    The Serious Fraud Office is examining a con that took in Sven-Goran Eriksson and the North Korean government, BBC Panorama has learned.

    How the con worked
  • The Trillion Dollar Con-Man - the debate

    The Trillion Dollar Con-Man - the debate

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Credits

Reporter
Peter Marshall
Producer
Andrew Head

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