Today New York's Museum of American Finance opens the exhibition "Scandal! Financial Crime, Chicanery, and Corruption that Rocked America" that traces the history of major financial schemes in the United States (such as the ones involving Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, and Enron).
(Hat tip to the New York History blog. About the image: Senators begin investigating the Teapot Dome oil lease, Oct. 1923. Photo from NYPL)