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The next original episode of CNBC's "American Greed" (#18) "Boy Band Bandit: Lou Pearlman's 500 million Ponzi" airs WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 at 9PM and 1AM ET

The next original episode of CNBC's "American Greed" (#18) "Boy Band Bandit: Lou Pearlman's 500 million Ponzi" airs WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 at 9PM and 1AM ET

The program will re-air on Sunday, January 18th at 11PM ET.

Episode #18 (OAD 1/14/09) - Lou Pearlman, known as the "boy band mogul" behind Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, used his music business success to attract money into his fraudulent investment program. Investors were blinded by Pearlman's fame and fortune enabling him to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from elderly retirees, savvy businessmen, and even his own friends.

CNBC's unprecedented original primetime series, "American Greed," focuses on how greed can change a person's life and how some people will do anything for money. CNBC's "American Greed" airs original episodes on WEDNESDAYS at 9PM and 1 AM, ET, with a re-air on SUNDAYS at 11PM ET.



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