Thursday, 10 January 2013

'Herbalife's' Des Walsh: an unconvincing 'MLM' propagandist bites the dust.

Despite his lilting, mid-Atlantic (is it Irish?) accent and toothy grin, 'Herbalife President,' Des Walsh is possibly the least-convincing big-time 'MLM' propagandist I've ever watched. Judging by his recent stumbling performances on CNBC and Bloomberg, I doubt very much if his criminal associates will risk sticking him in front of reporters for much longer. 

By publicly failing to disclose (when invited to do so) the exact rate at which losing-victims have been churned through his organization's dissimulated pyramid fraud, whilst steadfastly pretending that the majority of persons who have signed up for the (so-called) 'Herbalife MLM income opportunity' (and who have given their time and money to the company) have done so without any expectation of receiving future profits and were really just 'discount customers,'  Mr. Walsh has quite obviously committed wire fraud and attempted to obstruct justice on CNBC and Bloomberg. However, his recent broadcast interviews in the USA only form part of a world-wide overall pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970).

'MLM income opportunity' racketeer, Des Walsh

Later in the day, 'Herbalife' Boss, Michael Johnson, attempted to denigrate everyone challenging the authenticity of his organization's financial fairy story. He steadfastly pretended that he can't say for certain where his company's declared $ multi-billions annual 'sales' revenue has actually come from. He also claimed to have recently hit on the bright idea of hiring a firm of commercial analysts to find out this key-information for him. In other words, Mr. Johnson (who exhibits the classic characteristics of a manipulative sociopath) imagines that he can still obstruct a federal investigation of his clandestine crimes by pretending that he wants to protect US tax-payers by bringing in his own private sector investigators.

Today, Mr. Johnson has quite obviously committed wire fraud and attempted to obstruct justice on CNBC. This broadcast interview in the USA, as well as Mr. Johnson's co-opting of certain academically-qualified 'MLM' sophists to support his narcissistic inversion of reality, form yet more parts of a world-wide overall pattern of ongoing, major, racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970). 

David Brear (copyright 2013)


  1. people who use the product and promote it too, are also satisfied customers!

    1. Thank-you 'bigforcenetwork' for kindly-offering readers of this Blog the absurd closed-logic 'Herbalife' defence, so that we can all have a good laugh.

      As you are no doubt aware, when this exact same, precisely-worded, modification of the original 'MLM income opportunity' financial fairy story was recently parroted to a Belgian judge by 'Herbalife's' Belgian attorneys, it was rejected out of hand, and 'Herbalife's' so-called 'MLM income opportunity' was declared unlawful in Belgium, because (when given the perfect opportunity) no evidence could be produced to prove that 'Herbalife' has had any significant and sustainable source of revenue other than its own constantly-churning participants.

      Faced with the above reality, the 'Herbalife mob are now steadfastly pretending that all the persons whom they previously have steadfastly pretended to have been 'direct sellers' weren't actually 'direct sellers' at all: they were really 'customers and end-users.'

      Apparently, this childish drivel is going to be put forward as 'Herbalife's' defence when the Belgian conviction of 'Herbalife' as a dissimulated pyramid scheme, is appealed.

      David Brear (copyright 2013)