Episode 58: Orlando boy band scam artist Lou Pearlman
This week's episode begins with a tale of governmental treachery - at the behest of developers - from Santa Rosa County.
Our guest is Helen Hartley, the former business reporter at the St. Petersburg Times. She uncovered a massive insurance and investment scam orchestrated by Lou Pearlman in the mid-2000s. Pearlman was the driving force behind the development of boy bands Backstreet Boys and NSYNC which, for a brief period, turned Orlando into one of the music industry's hotbeds.