A Cautionary Tale of Deceit

Hi, boys and girls,

Once upon a time in Orlando, Florida, there lived a guy who thought he could make millions of Benjamins. He thought, I can lie to people and steal their money. Well, here’s how it all started.

There was this man, we called him Lou. Lou Pearlman, a so called American record producer, a con man, a fraudster. He was a man nobody would believe. Meanwhile, in Tampa, there was a young man named Nick Carter, and he had a group of friends who sang beautifully. There was A.J. McClane, Bryan Littrell, Kevin Richardson, and Howie D. of course. Then there were five more guys: Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Joshua (J.C.) Chasez. These guys were full of life, and yes, sang beautifully. Did I tell you, boys and girls, I met them?

Well, here’s how it all went wrong. Lou, our so called friend in the music business, bilked the boys, all ten of these handsome and rugged young men, out of millions of their gold nuggets. So they filed lawsuits against him, then he formed a band on TV. This band was called Otown. Sadly, it didn’t last.

While Nick and his friends, better known as the Backstreet Boys, continued success without Lou, he got pretty messed up and sad. His only thought was, how can I make even more money? Perhaps Lou’s middle name should have been “money.”

Money is a hard thing to go by, children. So Lou decided to make up fake companies. He designed something of a “Transcontinental” airlines, something that never popped up on the radar. The investors got nary, and threw Lou a few curve balls.

Lou ended up in jail, where all the bad boys go, and as if this story has a happier ending, the boy bands, Nick and his friends, and Justin and his friends, they all got free of him and became millionaires and freemen themselves. They got married and succeeded, while the con man met a sad ending in August 19, 2016. Who knows why that happened? Lou Pearlman’s death isn’t a good thing,, but remember, children, if you want to make money, be honest. Pay your folks back, or you might just end up sharing a cell with guys like Lou Pearlman or worse, Bernie Madoff. You should always be on your guard, and don’t fool anyone into thinking you are the big stuff when you really aren’t. You see, boys, girls, and other children of nonbinary persuasion, Mr. Pearlman and Mr. Madoff are just two of many people you don’t want digging in your banks.

Likewise, if you want to make millions and seek your fortune, remember fortune favors the bold. But true fortune favors the honest.

Source: The Boy Band Con: the Lou Pearlman Story. Since this video is only available to premium subscribers of YouTube, I summarized this story above, and wanted to make it fun and fascinating for the rest. I’d like to dedicate this blog post to all my friends in the Boy Band business, which of course won’t include Mr. Pearlman. What I’m saying is the post is dedicated to the guys: Nick Carter and his band, Justin Timberlake and his friends, and all the people who somehow find success in spite of fortunes and their infamous pasts. Take it from these guys: while fortune favors the bold and the ones who work hard for it, it must in all its aspects favor the honest and the wise, the ones who love truth and don’t deal in evil.

Beth Taurasi,

An Honest gentlelady from Colorado

Author: denverqueen

My name is Beth. I'm blind from birth and enjoy the blogging atmosphere. I am a creative person, a musician, a writer, etc. This is me. Take it or leave it.

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