The Final Act for a Boy-Band Svengali?

Lou Pearlmanbetter known as the man behind *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boysfaces an FBI investigation and lawsuits over a possible Ponzi-like scheme

Louis Pearlman seemed to have it all. He lived in a $12 million, Italianate mansion in the same Orlando neighborhood as basketball great Shaquille O'Neal. He was chauffeured around in a powder-blue Rolls-Royce. His office, in a sprawling downtown entertainment complex that he owned, was lined with the gold and platinum records he earned as the creator of 1990s pop music sensations *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. All of that may soon come crashing down.

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