‘N Sync creator sentenced to 25 years in prison

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It’s tearing up my heart… that Lou Pearlman, the sexy hunk of man meat who created ‘N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and the New Kids on the Block has been sentenced to 25 torturous years in prison for stealing more than $300 million from a variety of investors, including his friends, family, business associates, and the elderly. He even bilked Justin Timberlake out of some well-deserved cash. And Chris Kirkpatrick. And we know he needs every dollar he can get.

Legendary music mogul Lou Pearlman, who created the boy bands Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison for stealing more than $300 million from investors. But Federal Judge G. Kendall Sharp, in Orlando, Fla., said he would reduce the jail time by one month for every $1 million Pearlman returned to the investors.

Pearlman bilked thousands of people out of millions of dollars in an investment scam that went on for decades, authorities said. His victims included “his family, his close friends and people in their 70s and 80s who have lost their life savings,” according to Sharp.

Pearlman pleaded guilty in March to two counts of conspiracy, money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding. Pearlman, 53, had sought to delay the sentencing so he could launch his latest musical creation, the European pop band US5, in the United States and Asia.

During his music career, he also managed the bands LFO, Take 5 and O-Town. Both Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync previously filed suits against Pearlman because they believed they were not receiving a fair share of the bands’ profits. Those suits were settled out of court.

[From People]

Because what better reason to postpone sending a criminal to prison than launching a new boy band? Sure, sometimes people get a little grace period for some traumatic surgery or the death of a family member. But what could possibly be more important than launching the next LFO?

Ordinarily I would say that getting to buy yourself a month less of prison isn’t fair. I think a lot of celebrities would have gratefully ponied up $1 million to spend 30 days less in the slammer. That means that if Pearlman somehow returned all the money he stole, he wouldn’t serve a single day. But considering some of his previously reported predilections, something tells me Lou will make his time in prison work for him.

 

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  1. Jody says:

    Gross fat oldish men love children, maybe too many of them played Santa in some Mall.
    I looked up the sexual predators in my neighborhood, and they were either douchey 20ish-year-olds that never got the courage to date girls their own age or dudes that look exactly like Lou Pearlman… sick.

  2. Syko says:

    I don’t think he’ll make his time in prison work for him – I think he stands a better chance of winding up dead in prison. Even hardened criminals have a code of honor, which does not include any sort of child abuse. Guys guilty of hurting kids in any way generally get taken out by the other inmates.

    Not that I’m an ex-con or anything – but several of my relatives have worked in the prison system AND I used to hang out at some pretty sleazy bars.

  3. alex says:

    :lol: Old? In prison? Pedophile?

    Why not give Nick Hogan a visit…they might become prison buddies!

  4. Andrea says:

    Lou Pearlman didn’t manage or have anything to do with NKOTB. Maurice Starr created them, and Johnny Wright (who later managed Nsync and BSB) managed them.

    Also, US5 is awesome.

  5. DogRunner says:

    Referring to the second picture – what is it with pedophiles and monkeys?

  6. Anna says:

    It’s disgusting he only got time because of the money. What about the kids he abused? Don’t they count for anything? This man should have been sent away for life, to the worst possible hellhole of a prison they could find.

    I rarely really wish bad fortune on someone, but I hope this awful man gets to bend down for the soap.

    And wtf about him having to launch US5 overseas? I thought they’d been launched ages ago. He really shouldn’t be let near those boys anymore.

  7. Jody says:

    DogRunner: LOL… Monkeys are just another small creature that’s alive and can forced to slap their dick around. so gross.

    Syko: I watch quite a bit of Lock Up on MSNBC and they all mention that child predators often need higher security because of threats– I hope they find him ass up on the shower floor and a bar of soap two feet away.

  8. gg says:

    “Monkeys are just another small creature that’s alive and can forced to slap their dick around. so gross”

    8O omg I’ve never thought of that before. That is sick. Monkey sex 8O

  9. vdantev says:

    Should serve additional time for all that crappy, atonal, soulless ‘non-threatening’ muzak.