From the flamboyant financier Sir Allen Stanford to Richard Fuld, the former CEO of the bankrupt Lehman Brothers, and, of course, the infamous Bernie Madoff, this slideshow is all about the men behind the scams, luxurious perks and corporate collapses that made the news in 2009.
9) Plane Scare: ABC News Viewers Send in Photos - Click here to see.
This popular slideshow of the year is composed of photos sent in from ABC News viewers of the botched Air Force One promotional photo op over Lower Manhattan that sent many eyewitness into panic reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks. See the photo op, estimated by the Air Force to have cost over $328,000, from the perspective of those on the ground who saw it take place.
10) Celebrity Housing Crisis - Click here to see.
Hollywood stars weren't immune from the mortgage crisis that financially devastated the nation this year. Even wealthy celebrities like Ed McMahon were affected. Click here to find out whose homes landing them in the midst of the crisis this year.