Episode 13: The Sultan
December 22, 2019
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January 12, 2020
BONUS
THE PROMOTION [Redux]

McDonald's Monopoly

In a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome "Uncle Jerry" Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald's for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game.


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SOURCES

  1. http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92617
  2. http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-monopoly-game-has-a-surprisingly-wild-history-2016-4
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  4. http://www.cnn.com/2001/LAW/08/21/monopoly.arrests/
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  6. http://www.foxnews.com/story/2001/09/10/twenty-one-indicted-in-mcdonald-monopoly-scheme.html
  7. http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jan/31/nation/na-mcdonalds31
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In a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome “Uncle Jerry” Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald’s for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game.