Boy band mogul Lou Pearlman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a two-decade scam that swindled………. The creator of the Backstreet Boys and \’N Sync received the maximum sentence possible despite pleas from his lawyer that 25 years would amount to a "sentence to death" for the 53-year-old.
Vengence in mine saith The Lord, but justice we\’ll subcontract to the courts.
He had a production line of those boy bands, a factory, pumping out the most godawful music with which to corrupt the youth of the world….or at least their musical tastes. Could\’t have happened to a nicer man…
Hmm, what\’s that?
Over the course of 20 years, Pearlman persuaded investors including family, friends and banks to put money into two fake companies. Many of those he scammed were elderly pensioners who lost their life-savings.
Some gave emotional testimony about their losses. The fraud netted Pearlman an estimated $200 million from individuals and a further $100 million from banks.
It was a financial fraud? Not the musical or artistic one?
Pretty harsh sentence for that, don\’t you think?