The tangled bankruptcy mess created by former boy band impresario Lou Pearlman, currently in prison after admitting he ran a $300 million Ponzi scheme, has left a trail of out-of-pocket investors looking to recoup their losses.

In August 2008 the trustee in Pearlman’s ongoing Chapter 11 case, Soneet Kapila of Miami, sued MTV Networks in U.S. bankruptcy court in Orlando over the music channel’s role in a joint venture with Pearlman’s television production company, Trans Continental, to create the popular TV series “Making the Band.”

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