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  • Victims get another small payment in Lou Pearlman fraud

    Victims get another small payment in Lou Pearlman fraud
    The trustee overseeing the Ponzi scheme of “boy band” promoter Lou Pearlman is sending out more checks to victims, but the amount is still paltry compared to the nearly $300 million fraud case. On Monday a second distribution of $5.6 million...
  • Leading Florida bankruptcy investigators form new firm

    Leading Florida bankruptcy investigators form new firm
    Two bankruptcy investigators who handled some of Florida’s biggest frauds are joining forces to launch a new firm. Soneet Kapila, who is wrapping up work on the Orlando-based Lou Pearlman fraud case, is joining Barry Mukamal, who handled such...
  • Twenty years later, Backstreet Boys still 'got it goin' on'

    Twenty years later, Backstreet Boys still 'got it goin' on'
    Nearly 20 years after declaring they’ve "got it goin'¬†on," the Backstreet Boys are still in demand. The boy band that graduated from teenage dreams to full-fledged adults without spiraling into obscurity (or worse) is packing arenas across the...
  • Pearlman fraud victims will get first checks soon

    Pearlman fraud victims will get first checks soon
    More than seven years after former boy-band promoter Lou Pearlman's empire collapsed, victims of one of the biggest financial scams in Florida history will soon be getting some of their money back — but it's literally just pennies on the dollar....
  • Aaron Carter: He's only 25, but it's comeback time

    Aaron Carter: He's only 25, but it's comeback time
    Aaron Carter was a famous teen pop star in the early 2000s, when a famous teen pop star was a fairly common thing to be. Now 25 and in search of a comeback, Carter has launched his first tour as an adult, playing for the grown-up versions of the screaming...
  • Rich Cronin dies at 36; lead singer for the boy band LFO

    Rich Cronin dies at 36; lead singer for the boy band LFO
    Rich Cronin, the lead singer and songwriter for the band LFO who wrote the catchy 1999 hit "Summer Girls" — in which he rapped about Abercrombie and Fitch — has died of complications of leukemia. He was 36. Cronin, who was diagnosed with...
  • Ten things about One Direction: A primer for adults

     
    One Direction is a boy band from England that just became the first group from that country to enter the American album charts at No. 1 on its debut record. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers a primer for adults on the basics of One Direction.....
  • Backstreet Boys set for American Music Awards

     
    The Backstreet Boys, one of the top acts from disgraced music mogul Lou Pearlman, has a major date coming on national television. The group will perform on the American Music Awards with the New Kids on the Block. The two groups will tour next summer. The...
  • The Bieber verdict? Decent reviews

     
    The early reviews are trending toward endorsing “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” Perhaps those critics embracing this are genuinely charmed by the kid who is a non-presence in much of his own documentary. Or perhaps they're afraid of...
  • This weekend’s interviews — Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis

     
    The last time I chatted with Justin Timberlake, it was on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in Orlando. He and the other members of *NSync were suing to get out of their contract with Lou Pearlman and he was so young and so much more articulate than the...
  • Verify, don't trust: Do homework to avoid Ponzi schemes

    Verify, don't trust: Do homework to avoid Ponzi schemes
    From Lou Pearlman to Bernard Madoff, a rash of investment frauds in recent years has many people fretting about how to avoid becoming ensnared in a so-called Ponzi scheme. Maitland financial planner Susan Spraker had just told a wealthy, prospective...