Kids For Cash

On this episode of Misfortune: A Financial Crimes Podcast, Adam and Danger discuss the Kids For Cash scandal. Between 2003 and 2008, two Pennsylvania judges allegedly accepted more than $2.6 million from the developer and co-owner of two for-profit juvenile detention centers in return for sentencing thousands of children to those centers. Many of the […]

The Lou Pearlman Story

The inaugural episode of Misfortune: A Financial Crimes Podcast covers the tragic story behind boy band impresario Lou Pearlman. Our guest is Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough, author of Mad About the Boys, the bombshell article which detailed the sexual misconduct allegations against Pearlman.     Louis Jay “Lou” Pearlman was born on June […]