Lou Pearlman

American talent manager and fraudster

Louis Jay Pearlman (June 19, 1954 - August 19, 2016) was an American record producer and fraudster. He was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City. He used to live in Orlando, Florida.

Lou Pearlman
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2007 arrest mugshot
Born
Louis Jay Pearlman

(1954-06-19)June 19, 1954
DiedAugust 19, 2016(2016-08-19) (aged 62)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Resting placeNew Montefiore Cemetery
Other names
  • Big Poppa[1]
  • Incognito Johnson[2]
Criminal charge(s)
Criminal penalty25 years in prison
Criminal statusDeceased
Musical career
GenresDance-pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, manager
Years active1993–2006
Associated acts

In 2008, Pearlman was convicted and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.[3][4] He died of a stroke in prison in Texarkana, Texas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Roche, Timothy; Handy, Bruce (February 1, 1999). "Big Poppa's Bubble Gum Machine". Time Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Handy, Bruce (June 18, 2007). "Lou Pearlman appears at hearing in Guam". USA Today. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Boy band founder to plead guilty in $300M suit". Associated Press. March 4, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Liston, Barbara (May 21, 2008). "Boy band mogul Pearlman sentenced to 25 years". Reuters. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
    - Huntley, Helen. "Special report: Unraveling a transcontinental fraud". tampabay.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
    - "More coverage of the Lou Pearlman saga". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on December 23, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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