A BRIAN ROSS INVESTIGATION: AMERICAN FUGITIVES USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO SCAM THOUSANDS OF SENIOR CITIZENS

By Coordinator

Oct 21, 2010 12:03pm

Airs on “20/20,” Friday, October 22, 10 pm ET on ABC

Plus: Deborah Roberts Reports on a Scorching Feud Between a Fallen Fireman’s

Transgendered Widow and His Family, Challenging the Meaning of Marriage

In an ABC News investigation, Brian Ross tracks down the American fugitives accused of being part of a scam that has affected thousands of senior citizens. US officials say the swindlers hiding off shore, have used new technology and the good name of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to rip off millions of dollars from unsuspecting Americans. They can run but they cannot hide.  The investigation airs on “20/20,” FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.  

And: After a blazing fire took the life of Thomas Araguz, a young volunteer fireman, a scorching feud between his family and his wife Nikki was ignited — was Nikki lying about who she really was for their entire marriage?

Nikki thought life couldn’t get any better after falling for Thomas. They settled into a happy life together, raising his two sons from a previous marriage. But there was no way Nikki could have anticipated what lay ahead – how a stunning secret she says the couple had protected would trigger a lawsuit challenging the meaning of marriage… and questioning the definition of man or woman.  Deborah Roberts reports.

            “20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is executive producer.

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