Saturday, 12 April 2014

'Herbalife' now faces criminal investigation.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/11/investing/herbalife-shares/
The artificially-inflated market price of effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' shares has nosed-dived, following media reports that the US Federal Bureau of Investigations and US Department of Justice have launched a criminal investigation of the counterfeit 'direct selling' company.


As effectively-valueless 'Herbalife' stock plunges again, some interesting questions now, are:


  • Who has actually given the green light for the FBI and DOJ to launch a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'

  • Has any foreign government (or governments), or law enforcement agency (or agencies), put pressure on the US administration to order a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'








  • What effect will a US-based criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' have on ongoing foreign-based investigations and prosecutions of other US-based so-called 'MLM' companies (I'm particularly thinking of 'Amway India Enterprises')?

  • Who has leaked the news of a criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' to the mainstream media?

  • What exactly is the current nature of the FBI's criminal investigation of 'Herbalife?'

  • How might the criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' develop?



  • If this is, or turns into, a full-blown RICO-based investigation, might 'Herbalife' be closed-down without going to trial, and all assets suspected of being the product of major racketeering activity, seized?
  • Might a full-blown RICO investigation of 'Herbalife,' finally lead to the opening of the entire blame-the-victim 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering, can of worms?






  • Does the criminal investigation of 'Herbalife' have any connection with the death (in suspicious circumstances) of one of the organization's most-prominent 'lead'-peddling shills, Jim Peterson, last year?




  • Might Jim Peterson already have been under criminal investigation at the time he was found slumped in his pickup truck with a bullet in his head?


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  • Will 'Herbalife' super-shill, John Tartol (and his criminal associates), like prison food?


Le logo du FBI et le devise du service : "Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity"

My best information now is that, the gloves are finally coming off, and that a growing file comprising the testimonies of destitute core 'Herbalife' victims, is already in the hands of the DOJ and FBI.

From my own experience of interviewing confused, and often angry, victims of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers, what they describe is always essentially the same.
















Former 'MLM' evangelists have invariably been attracted into the trap by excited friends and relatives who have been taught to broadcast the good news that personal, and financial, redemption is at hand, by drawing up a list of everyone they have ever encountered in the lives, then progressively-contacting these people and reciting a thought-stopping recruitment script.



Once inside the trap, the would-be
'MLM' millionaires have been told that trying to sell the products to individual customers is OK for some, but, in the end, it's an inefficient waste of time; for in order to achieve their 'Dreams and Goals,' the smartest 'MLM distributors' have all exactly-duplicated a 'proven step-by-step plan to achieve total financial freedom.'







In reality, the 'Plan' includes well-documented, co-ordinated, devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion, designed to shut down the critical and evaluative faculties of individuals (without their fully-informed consent), in order to exploit them and make them believe that failure to receive whatever secure, future, Utopian existence they have been offered, must have been entirely their own fault.



Presumably, the DOJ and FBI have access to, or will be seeking, experts in the field of 'Totalistic Thought Reform Programs,' who will be able advise agents what questions to ask chronic 'Herbalife' victims in order to uncover the exact nature of the organized psychological, and financial, abuse lurking behind the kitsch facade of 'MLM direct selling.'It is interesting to note that each time I have posted an accurate comprehensive explanation of how blame-the-victim 'MLM income opportunity' racketeering functions, on the investor platform, 'Seeking Alpha,' the resident little claque of provocative 'Herbalife' propagandists have sought to portray me as an ill-informed, crackpot conspiracy theorist, spouting 'psycho babble.' Laughably, this predictable reaction is merely further proof of the accuracy of my overall analysis. It also demonstrates how scared the bosses of the 'Herbalife' racket are running.David Brear (copyright 2014)