In recent (separate) conversations (off the record) with a number of (young) legally-qualified US federal regulators (who are currently handling 'Herbalife'-related complaints), I have been assured that today, despite mistakes in the past, they are neither naive nor financially illiterate, and that they do accept that no one has made money by regularly selling 'Herbalife' products to customers who are not 'Herbalife Distributors.'
However, I was then asked the following essentially-meaningless questions:
'What do you think will happen when we investigate Herbalife's business model?'
'How can it be proved that Herbalife's business model is an illegal pyramid when most victims never complain, because they are brainwashed to believe they were discount customers?'
David Brear (copyright 2014)