Saturday, 21 June 2014

Indian Enforcement Directorate set to reclaim 240 billions Rupees from 'Amway' racketeers.

  • The CEO of 'Amway India Enterprises,' William Pinckney, remains in prison in India after being arrested for fraud and money laundering.
  • The American, billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' cultic racket, Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel, have personally intervened in a clear attempt to obstruct justice in India.
  • This intervention forms part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act 1970) which stretches back more than half a century.
  • The Indan tax authorities calculate that (to date) the 'Amway' racketeers have syphoned approximately 80 billions Rupees (US$1.3 billion) out of India. 
  • Shyam Sundar reports that the Indian tax authorities can impose a fine of triple the amount stolen by the 'Amway' racketeers, i.e. approximately 240 millions Rupees ($3.9 billions).

The following propaganda (published in the Economic times of India, June 20th 2014) was somewhat foolishly signed by Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel.


'Amway India's CEO Bill Pinckney was arrested on May 26 at Amway's headquarters in Gurgaon. At the time of this writing, he remains in police custody. This continued detention and harassment must end. Amway is a reputable company with 55 years of operating legally and ethically in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.And while the newly elected Union government in New Delhi played no role in this police action, we ask their help with the immediate release of Bill so he can be quickly and safely return to his family. To continue with this investigative retention when we have fully cooperated with all investigations and requests from authorities in India - including Andhra Pradesh - is unnecessary and unreasonable.

Whenever our business model has been questioned, we have shown up to provide answers. We have made every effort to be entirely transparent and forthcoming with authorities. If there is a problem, we want to fix it so we can continue to do business in India.
The underlying issue at hand is the lack of clear direct selling regulations that distinguish legitimate businesses like Amway from dishonest ones.
Additionally, provisions of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act seem to be misapplied against Amway. An amendment to this Act - or even new legislation - is something we have been working toward for some time.
Hopefully, these recent events call greater attention to the immediate need for fair and balanced direct selling legislative guidelines. Fortunately, the newly sworn in Modi government's probusiness agenda is actively working to create an environment that will welcome foreign direct investment. This makes us hopeful we will be able to collaborate with them to find solutions that work for everyone.
With similar situations in other markets in the past, we have successfully worked alongside government officials to resolve issues and we feel confident we can do the same here.
Since opening in 1998, we have seen firsthand the potential this market holds. Amway India has grown into one of the top 10 global markets for the company, selling more than 140 high quality products - most of which are manufactured in India. We employ close to 500 people and have more than 550,000 distributors across the country. Our philanthropic efforts in India have helped nearly 100,000 children including visually challenged students in need of educational and vocational tools.  
Amway is not alone in seeing the opportunity in India. The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations brought industry CEOs to India earlier this year to learn about doing business here. They too saw this potential firsthand and left feeling excited about their prospects for the future. Events like this however, may cause them to rethink investing in the Indian market.
Despite the challenges we currently face, we remain firmly committed to doing business in India. We will not abandon the hundreds of employees and hundreds of thousands of distributors who are working to build businesses for themselves and their families. In fact, we will continue to expand our investment in India in many ways. This includes a new USD $100 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. Our goal is to help Indian citizens reach their potential through a business of their own. When we say we're committed to their success, we mean it.
To be clear, our top priority is the immediate release of Bill. We will continue to answer any questions any person may have about our business. And we stand ready to work with India's new Union government to develop clearer direct selling legislative guidelines to ensure events like this never happen again.'
These reality-inverting statements are a clear attempt by American citizens to obstruct justice in order that they can continue to commit fraud on a grandiose scale in the Republic of India (the world's largest democracy). As such, DeVos and Van Andel's words form part of an overall pattern of ongoing major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act 1970) which stretches back to 1959.
Far from being philanthropists wanting to help Indian citizens, Messrs. DeVos and Van Andel are two of numerous 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers who want to enslave, rob and blame millions of Indian citizens for generations to come, and this should be clearly explained to whoever is judging William Pinckney.

The 'Amway' racketeers and their copy-cats, pose a genuine threat to the security of the Indian Republic.

Meanwhile back in the adult world of quantifiable reality, the Indian Directorate General of Economic Enforcement, estimates that (to date), behind the corporate front of 'Amway India Enterprises,' more than 80 billions Rupees ( approximately US$1.3 billion) has been unlawfully removed from India by means of a closed-market swindle or pyramid scheme dissimulated as a 'entirely legal direct selling scheme'.


The Directorate General of Economic Enforcement is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India. It is part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. It comprises officers of the Indian Revenue Service. It was established on the 1st day of June, 2000 by the Central Government of India. to investigate provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and the Prevention of Money laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).

David Brear (copyright 2014)


  1. The ED may impose a fine of three times of the amount i.e. 240 billion rupees.

    1. Thanks Shyam - Hopefully the Economic Directorate will soon be reclaiming similar quantities of capital, stolen from India by all the 'Amway' copy-cats.

  2. May we only hope that this is the beginning of the end for these criminals purportrating their frauds worldwide.

    1. quixtarisacult - Nice to hear from you!

      Sadly, this criminogenic phenomenon goes on and on. I''ve just been talking to a concerned young guy (in the USA) whose dad has been recruited into yet another 'MLM income opportunity' racket.

  3. David, I never miss any of your blog postings, finding them all interesting and quite credible.

    I've been giving the Donald Sterling affair some thought. Racism should never be defended, although the U.S. clearly became involved in that line of reasoning during WWII against Japanese Americans, and to some degree against Muslims in recent years. To the shame of the U.S. (regardless of Presidential apology).

    Is Donald Sterling the worst of the NBA owners club? I hardly think so. Seems that the worst of the lot is Richard DeVos, whose ill gotten billions have bankrolled, supported and propped up anti-gay/pro heterosexual/anti-homosexual causes for many years and whom has headed up "Amway" which is operated like the mafia!

    I must ask what secretly recorded conversations of Richard DeVos might reveal? Little is said about the illegality of recordings made of Mr. Sterling? To be fair, as far as I have seen, Mr. Sterling has not invoke the infamous 'N' word. Is the 'B' word--'black'--the new 'N' word? Hasn't the world been though this all before when the word 'colored' was recognized as a racist slur? Now, Michele Obama has been criticized as being a racist for using the word 'gypped'--also considered a racist slur? Hasn't political correctness gone too far?

    Since Mr.Donald Sterling lawyers have launched a campaign to dig up dirt on the other NBA owners, haven't you and I (amongst many others) already dug up the more convincing dirt on DeVos and his corrupt organizations?

  4. quixtarisacult- It does seem rather unfair that Donald Sterling should have been destroyed by the 'politically-correct' US-media after being caught expressing his childish prejudice towards persons of a different ethnicity to his own: when members of the DeVos clan have been posing as ordinary poor human beings who acquired a secret knowledge that enabled them to transform into billionaire superhumans, and who are prepared to share this secret knowledge with anyone (for a price).