As part of a pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (that now stretches back at least 60 years), in June 1994, representatives of the US-based ‘Amway’ crime families approached the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Dept. of Industrial Development) bearing gifts.
By steadfastly pretending affinity with officials (who, naturally, wanted to believe that all external investment creates employment), the ‘Amway’ crime families initially sought an agreement (renewable biannually) which simply paved the way for the creation a privately-controlled, unlimited-liability, commercial company, ‘Amway
Consequently, without any informed scrutiny, officials at the Indian Ministry of Industry, Secretariat for Industrial Approval (Foreign Collaborations II Section) rubber-stamped the application for the proposed 'Amway' company (within less than two months) on
Twelve months later, 'Amway India Enterprises' was legally-registered after final approval by the Indian 'Foreign Investment Promotion Board.'
Six years later, the destructive contents finally began to spill out. On August 8th 2004, the (apparently safe) original (biannual) agreement was mysteriously altered (at the request of the corporate officers of ‘Amway India Enterprises’) allowing the unregulated manufacture, and/or importation, of ‘Amway’s’ own range of effectively-unsaleable household, beauty and health products.
At no stage did Indian officials bother to apply common-sense and ask how the so-called ‘MLM Business Opportunity’ could possibly be economically-viable, and lawful, when ‘Amway’ products were now, self-evidently, several times the price of equivalent (and often superior) merchandise widely-available in traditional Indian retail outlets? Yet, implicit to the modified agreement was the understanding that ‘Amway
That said, it is not known what other inducements (if any) these conveniently-blind civil servants received.
The guts of above information comes from a landmark judgement given on July 19th 2007 against ‘Amway India Enterprises’ by Chief Justice G.S. Singhvi, and Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy, of the High Court of Judicature, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
Yet, seven years later, despite the boss of 'Amway India Enterprises' being arrested for, and charged with, fraud in the Indian State of Kerala in 2013, amazingly, the 'MLM Income Opportunity' virus still continues to infect India, whilst India legislators continue to be approached by the representatives of US-based racketeers who, obviously, do not wish to have their real activities rigorously investigated by independent Indian law enforcement agents.
Self-evidently, the main beneficiaries of the ‘Amway’ racket in
The Kerala State Multi Level Marketing (Control and Regulation) Bill, 2013 (Draft)
As per G.O. (MS) No.3/2013/ID dated 10.01.2013, the Government has constituted a Committee headed by the Secretary (Industries), consisting of the representatives of the Law Department, Home Department, Commercial Taxes Department and the Consumer Affairs Department for examining all relevant aspects concerning the direct marketing in the State and for preparing a draft Bill for the consideration of the Government.
|REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR PREPARATION OF DRAFT BILL TO|
CONTROL THE MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING IN THE STATE, CONSTITUTED
UNDER G.O.(MS) NO.3/2013/ID DATED 10.01.2013.
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.
In response to the above appeal, today the following suggestion was sent to the Principal Secretary to Government, Industries (B) Department Government Secretariat Thiruvananthapuram – 695 001.
In order for any Indian legislation to have a chance of functioning and protecting the Indian public, legislators must first demonstrate that they have a clear understanding of the universal characteristic that identifies the presence of fraud dissimulated as 'MLM direct selling.' i.e. An absence of significant, regular retail sales to the general public (based on value and demand).
Thus, any common-sense legal definition of direct selling, must not contain the misleading jargon terms, 'Multi-Level Marketing' and 'customers and consumers,' but should clearly state that :
A lawful, economically-viable direct selling scheme is one sponsored by persons who can (on request) immediately provide quantifiable evidence that the overwhelming majority of the scheme's declared 'sales' have, in fact, always been authentic transactions comprising the regular retailing of goods, and/or services, directly to the general public (based on value and demand) via commission-agents: and not an economically-unviable money circulation scheme, pyramid fraud or closed-market swindle, largely-comprising losing investment payments made by a never-ending chain of ill-informed participants (based on the false-expectation of future reward), but laundered as 'sales' by the sponsors who have arbitrarily, and falsely, defined the never-ending chain of losing investors as 'independent distributors/customers/consumers/end users, members, etc.' and supplied these persons with over-priced effectively-unsaleable commodities (often of a dubious pseudo-medical nature), and/or over-priced effectively-unsaleable services, in order to dissimulate their criminal objectives and obstruct investigation/prosecution.
David Brear (copyright 2014)
New readers should be aware that subsequent to the intervention of India's Corporate Affairs Minister, Sachin Pilot, after the arrest of the head of 'Amway India Enterprises,' William Pinckney and two associates, I posted an article in which I asked the following common-sense question:
'Is Sachin Pilot fit to hold office in the world's largest democracy?'
|'Income Opportunity' racketeer, William Pinckney, arrested for fraud.|
As a result of his thoughtless, and dangerous, statements in defence of the'Amway' racket, Corporate Frauds Watch has served a legal notice on the Indian Corporate Affairs Minister, Sachin Pilot.
If these proceedings ever come to court, there are several questions which I personally want to put to Sachin Pilot:
- Why have you not called for the establishment a common-sense definition of:
1). an authentic direct selling company -
i.e. a corporate structure which can produce quantifiable evidence that the bulk of its declared 'annual sales revenue' has always derived lawfully via sales agents having regularly retailed goods, and/or services, to the general public for a profit, based on value and demand?
2). a fake direct selling company -
i.e. a corporate structure which has deliberately hidden the quantifiable evidence that the bulk of its declared 'annual sales revenue' has always derived unlawfully via a never-ending chain of losing de facto slave recruiters regularly handing over their money in return for effectively-unsaleable goods, and/or services, based on the false-expectation of future reward?
- Are you seriously recommending that Indian citizens should hand over their money each month to demonstrably fake direct sales companies like 'Amway,' and to try to recruit everyone whom they know to do the same, as a viable means of generating extra income?
- What would be your reaction if you witnessed that a member of your own family, or a close friend, had begun to hand over his/her money to 'Amway' each month, and was trying to recruit everyone whom he/she knows to do the same, under the dangerous self-perpetuating delusion that this is 'a proven plan to achieve total financial freedom?'
That said, I strongly suspect that Sachin Pilot is just another pretty little pawn in a reality-inverting cultic game of make-believe - a fact which, for obvious reasons, he hasn't even begun to understand,
David Brear (copyright 2014)