This extraordinary confession of guilt has only just been recovered and posted on YouTube, by Michelle Celarier of the New York Post. It was made as long ago as 2005, by 'Herbalife' boss, Michael Johnson.
This video again begs the question:
Why hasn't this vast dissimulated criminal enterprise long-since been halted and Johnson, and his 'Herbalife' associates, held fully to account under the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act, 1970?
Blog readers are reminded that, at one stage, Michael Johnson was being paid $80 millions annually from the 'Herbalife' racket - and this evidence again proves that he knew exactly how this money was being generated unlawfully.
“It’s the recruiting, meaning bringing new distributors into our company, which is the most vital part of our bloodstream. We bring new distributors in, we grow. It’s that simple. It’s that simple. And the company has built its whole reputation, its whole life, on recruiting.
Our top dogs, Greg calls them The Hunters out there, our Hunters, our top distributors, our Chairman’s Club, our Price Team, they’re professionals at this [pointing to the word “Recruiting” on the slide behind him]. Nobody can do it better. You get next to Alan Lorenz [see:www.herbalifepyramidscheme.com/perpetrators/alan-lorenz] and he’ll recruit taxi cab drivers and busboys and waiters and everybody… He doesn’t care who it is and, boom!, he’s got ‘em in this game. Right away, he’s got everybody. How long he’s got ‘em is another question, but he’s got ‘em in this game [again pointing to the word “Recruiting” on the slide behind him]. And that’s what this company built itself on.
The recruiting tactics…very positive for the most part…sometimes led people down a false road. $4,000, jam it into ‘em, buy an instant distributorship, load that product in. See ya! Good luck! Credit card bill comes, spouse says, “Ahem, how are we gonna pay this? You didn’t sell the stuff that’s in the garage, that’s in the pantry, that’s out there. What are we gonna do?” Well, we could return it to the company. And you know it, in our marketplaces where our recruiting heavy…is very heavy [again pointing to the word “Recruiting” on the slide behind him], and we don’t have a balance of business, we got issues.
So what happens today? Today what are we? Today, we’re recruiting. We’re still a recruiting company, and we’ve got to never not be this [again pointing to the word “Recruiting” on the slide behind him]…”
Michael Johnson CEO 'Herbalife' ('Herbalife Global Management Meeting' 2005)
Blog readers are also reminded that the 'Herbalife' racket is neither original nor unique. Although a couple of 'MLM' rackets have recently been prosecuted and closed (as dissimulated pyramid frauds) by US federal agencies, currently, there are approximately 1400 so-called 'MLM/Direct Selling' companies registered in the USA, and many of them hide behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures all over the globe.
In this jaw-dropping video from 2012, Andy Waring, a British shill recruiter for the US-based, blame-the-victim, 'MLM Income Opportunity' cultic racket known as 'Forever Living Products,' quite openly boasts that 'MLM' has precious little to do with selling, and is actually based on 'geometric progression.' In this way, Mr. Waring has been habitually committing fraud on behalf of his American masters; for this video demonstrates that 'FLP' adherents are also taught that they can all receive constantly expanding profits forever, simply by exactly duplicating a 'proven plan' where they all obediently hand over their cash each month whilst attempting to recruit others exactly to duplicate the same 'plan.'
David Brear (copyright 2015)