Book Investigates Corruption in Attorney General Charlie Crist's Administration
(Reporter7.com 2006-09-29) Boy-band talent mogul and svengali impresario Lou Pearlman exposed for consorting with criminals.
Tallahassee, FL September 30, 2006 - Extensive research into the two-year investigation of Orlando businessman Lou Pearlman's Trans Continental Entertainment Group, Inc. (a publicly-traded company with symbol 'TCTE-) by the Florida Attorney General's Office has produced a book entitled Under Investigation (ISBN 0-9687133-3-5) which exposes corruption and intrigue at the highest levels of Charlie Crist's administration.
Les Henderson the author of another book on white-collar crime entitled Crimes of Persuasion: Schemes, Scams, Frauds (ISBN 0-9687133-0-0) has just released this highly provocative book, one based on thousands of documents painstakingly obtained through public records requests under Floridas Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
Lou Pearlman's model scouting business, which was essentially run by convicted fraudsters and other unsavory characters, was portrayed in the media as an outright scam. Yet, after two years of investigation, the Attorney General's Office virtually gave it a clean bill of health. This highly-cited book will show you how the dirty truth was covered up, first by firing the assistant attorney general in charge of the case, then by a blatant attempt to first bury, then whitewash the entire sordid affair.
Over 150,000 victims expected Charlie Crist and his Deputy AG George LeMieux to act on their behalf to get restitution. Instead, despite the thousands of complaints received by their office and the overwhelming evidence exposing a multitude of fraudulent and deceptive acts at the Orlando scouting network, Crist secretly allowed his underlying goal of becoming Governor to negate his purported 'tough-on-crime- stance when it came to his Republican supporter, Louis J. Pearlman.
Under Investigation by Les Henderson (ISBN 0-9687133-3-5) is currently available exclusively through Amazon.com. Consideration will be given to political and business reporters wishing to obtain a copy for review. Please contact the publisher to arrange for interviews with the author at 705-983-9060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCTE also traded under the symbols "OPTG" and "OTTG" and at various times operated under the other names of Options Talent, Inc., Trans Continental Talent, Inc, Wilhelmina Scouting Network, WSN , Web Style Network, and eModel, Inc.