‘McMillion$’ Directors Detail the $24 Million Fraud Ring That Inspired the HBO Docuseries | Video

”Think about the amount of people that you would trust with a big secret like this,“ co-director Brian Lazarte tells TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman

How many people does it take to defraud McDonald’s out of $24 million?

Directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte dropped by TheWrap studio at Sundance to discuss the six-part docuseries “McMillion$,” which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and premiered on HBO on Feb. 3. It examines the $24 million that was stolen from the McDonald’s Monopoly game between 1989 and 2001, in which there were “almost no legitimate million-dollar winners” in the contest.

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