Lou Pearlman was a name you’d hear quite often during the 1990’s. Not only is he Art Gunfunkel’s cousin, but he is also the former manger of boy band acts ‘N Sync, Backstreet Boys and O-Town. What many didn’t know was that he was also involved in a Ponzi scheme. His Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”)-insured Trans Continental Savings Program would offer investors a very attractive return to gain their confidence. Much to the investors’ dismay, the scheme Pearlman was perpetrating was neither FDIC approved nor was it part of a savings and loan. This didn’t stop Pearlman from continuing to bilk his investors out of close to $500 million. Pearlman’s plan was to use the funds for three shows for MTV and to build an entertainment complex.