Wednesday 22 May 2013

One author of the 'Xango' lie, Bryan B. Davis, accuses five others of racketeering.

In 1945, whilst most, contemporary mainstream commentators were unable to look beyond the ends of their noses, with a perfect sense of irony, George Orwell (1903-1950) presented fact as fiction in an insightful fairy story entitled, 'Animal Farm.' He revealed that totalitarianism is merely the oppressors' fiction mistaken for fact by the oppressed. In the same universal allegory, Orwell described how, at a time of vulnerability, almost any people's dream of a future, secure, Utopian existence can be hung over the entrance to a totalitarian deception. Indeed, the words that are always banished by totalitarian deceivers are, 'totalitarian' and 'deception.' Sadly, when it comes to examining the same enduring phenomenon, albeit with an ephemeral 'American/Capitalist' label, most contemporary, mainstream commentators have again been unable to look further than the ends of their noses. However, if they followed Orwell's example, and did some serious thinking, this is the reality-inverting nightmare they would find.


The grinning 'Mormon' authors of the 'XANGO' lie: (left) Kent Wood, Gordon Morton, Gary Hollister, Joe Morton, Aaron Garrity, Bryan B. Davis

Aaron Garrity - Xango CEO

                                                 Aaron Garrity 

                                             Bryan B. Davis

With a level of irony which is close to exquisite, one of the sanctimonious 'Mormon' authors of the 'XanGo MLM income opportunity' lie, Bryan B. Davis, has blown the whistle on 5 of his criminal associates; accusing them of racketeering, fraud, bribery, money laundering, etc., in a 38-page complaint filed last week in U.S District Court.

At this point, I have some common-sense questions:

  • When are US federal law enforcement agents (of a sufficiently high moral and intellectual callibre) finally going to wake up to reality, invoke the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970, arrest this abusive little gang of cultic thieves and put a stop to the grotesque 'XANGO' chapter of the 'MLM income Opportunity' fairy story?
  • When are US federal law enforcement agents going investigate how much of the unlawful profits generated by the 'Xango' lie, have wound up in the bulging coffers of the 'Mormon Church?' 

Specifically, Davis claims  that Aaron Garrity embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars in 'Xango' assets for personal expenses and lavish gifts for his family and friends.

Davis also says that Garrity used a 'XanGo' security officer's access to law enforcement databases to gather intelligence on 'Xango' investors, leaders, founders, competitors, adherents and employees, in order to intimidate and control them.

Some of Davis' most serious allegations claim that his fellow 'Xango' bosses :

•  Stole from 'Xango' investors through fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

Bribed Russian customs officials and used organized crime to avoid paying taxes on products shipped to Russia.

• Filed false tax returns.

Davis' lawsuit names Gary Hollister, Gordon Morton, Joseph Morton and Kent Wood and 'Xango chief financial officer,' Nate Brown, as defendants.

Currently the 6 original authors of the 'Xango' lie retain absolute control over 86% of the capital assets it has unlawfully generated, and they form the counterfeit 'direct selling' company's board directors. Individual investors own the remaining 14%. Among them is Angel Investors LLC, a group of four people who in 2002 paid $95,000 for a 1% interest in the 'Xango' lie.

Angel sued 'Xango' in 2007, alleging the founders took millions of dollars in personal loans from the company and paid themselves excessive salaries while wasting corporate assets. Davis, who describes these crimes in his lawsuit, was named as a defendant in that case.  A 4th District judge initially dismissed the Angel suit, ruling that these investors could not represent all XanGo investors. Furthermore, this judge mysteriously denied a request to have 'Xango's' accounts examined. The Utah Supreme Court later reversed these dangerous rulings, allowing the Angel lawsuit to proceed. Angel and 'XanGo' then reached a confidential settlement in July 2010.

The attorney who represented Angel Investors LLC, now works for Davis.


To save US federal law enforcement agents a lot of time (and US tax-payers a lot of money), the following is a brief deconstruction and analysis of the, absurd, but nonetheless pernicious, 'Amway' copy-cat 'MLM income opportunity' racket known as 'XANGO.'

According to the authors of the frighteningly-familiar 'XANGO'  fairy story:

'XANGO, LLC, was founded in 2002, and is a privately-owned international network marketing company based in Lehi, Utah. The company markets and distributes XANGO Juice, a blended juice product consisting of mangosteen and other juices, and skin care, personal care, energy supplement and nutritional supplement products formulated with botanical ingredients. Since 2008 XANGO been selling more than $1.5 billions annually of products via more than one million distributors in 27 countries'

In the adult world of quantifiable reality, 'XANGO' has been the deceptively kitsch 'commercial' label hung over the entrance to a  dissimulated 'Prosperity Gospel'  cultic, blame-the-victim, closed-market swindle, or pyramid scheme, and related advance fee frauds. Inside this progressively-incomprehensible and expensive- to-play game of Utopian make-believe, an endless chain of ill-informed victims have been told that they can achieve unlimited health, wealth, happiness, etc., simply through exactly duplicating the 'positive' example of 'Xango winners' and buying a regular quota of 'XANGO' products each month whilst recruiting their own social contacts to 'duplicate the same lawful MLM sales and marketing plan.'

In theory, profits automatically multiply as an individual 'Xango Distributor's' own network is built through geometric progression. In practise, other than the insignificant number of schills at the top of the recruitment-chain, the hidden overall rolling insolvency/churn rate for the so-called 'XANGO income opportunity,' has been 100%.

'XANGO' orgy of deluded self-gratification, Taiwan 2010

The 'XANGO' racketeers are currently stealing money from the citizens of the USA, as well as those of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad, United Kingdom and the Ukraine.


Like the latter-day snake oil pedlars they are, deluded 'XANGO' adherents have recited a precisely-worded script which pretended more than 20 human health benefits for their unique star product, 'XANGO' juice, including 'anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-ulcer, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-rhinoviral and anti-allergic effects.'  Promotional material for the product merely states that 'research has been carried out' into XANGO's capacity to prevent all manner of illness, from leukemia, tumours and diabetes to Parkinson's disease, depression and fatigue, and that  'antioxidants from the inedible rind of fruit provide health benefits.' However, there is no independent research-based evidence to prove any of these vague, and/or essentially meaningless, anecdotal claims. Consequently, 'XANGO' has already attracted the attention of the Federal Drug Administration and widespread criticism from within the medical profession.

Reminiscent of 'Nutrilite Double X' (concocted by Carl F. Rehnborg in the 1940s),  'XANGO' juice is just an inert blend of mangosteen aril and pericarp purée with juice concentrates of eight other fruits: apple, pear (juice and purée), grape, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and cherry. Other ingredients include citric acid, natural flavour, pectin, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate and patassium sorbate. Unfortunately, since 'XANGOproducts have comprised cheaply-procured common substances, but offered at exorbitant fixed-prices (e.g. 750ml of 'XANGO' juice is almost $40), they have been effectively-unsaleable on the open-market. 'XANGO' juice is at best a harmless placebo, but due to its price, the liquid is the eqivalent of a valueless amalgam of shiny base-metals being offered at the cost of pure gold.

'XANGO' Internet propaganda

No matter what childish drivel they spout in defence of their egos, the overwhelming majority of people who have regularly handed over their cash in exchange for 'XANGO' wampum have clearly only done so under the delusion that they were duplicating a proven plan to achieve 'financial freedom forever;' for there is absolutely no quantifiable evidence that a significant quantity of 'XANGO' wampum has been retailed to the general public for a profit by 'XANGO' adherents. Indeed, the organization itself does not dispute this fact, but, like those of 'Amway,' 'Herbalife', etc. ,'Xango's' officers illogically claim that their company's products are bought solely due to value and demand.  Self-evidently, because the so-called 'XANGO MLM income opportunity,' has had no significant or sustainable revenue other than that deriving from its own constantly-churning, insolvent participants, its instigators have been operating a dissimulated closed-market swindle, in which losing-investments have simply been laundered as 'sales.' From all rational points of view, 'XANGO' wampum might as well not exist. 

Chart depicting Bernie Madoff's claimed '18 years of constantly-expanding profits' (in red)
'XANGO' boss Gary Hollister

Exactly like Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Reed Slatkin, etc., the instigators of the 'XANGO' racket are narcissistic, economic alchemists who have bedazzled their victims with an avalanche of pseudo-scientific/financial hocus-pocus, in order to peddle them infinite shares of their own finite money. Amazingly, at the same time as Bernie Madoff was still steadfastly pretending to be running the 'World's Largest Hedge Fund,'  the bosses of 'XANGO' began boasting that they were running the 'World's Fastest Growing Business.' 

Charles Ponzi

Ironically, in 1920, Charles Ponzi was also steadfastly pretending to be running the World's Fastest Growing Business, called the 'Securities Exchange Company.' By peddling worthless pieces of paper in denominations up to $50 000 (on which he personally signed a 'guarantee to refund bearers their initial investment + 50 % interest in 90 days'), within less than one year, Ponzi had collected more than $20 millions (the equivalent today of approximately quarter of a billion dollars). For months, people (including many police officers) were literally queueing to give Ponzi their cash, falsely-reasoning that nothing so large and visible could possibly be a fraud, and, anyway, if Ponzi was a crook, he would have been immediately arrested.

Doug Wead preaching
 the perverted 'MLM Prosperity Gospel'

Other than the fact that the two cultic rackets are essentially identical, the 'XANGO' bosses were at one time directly linked to the 'Amway' bosses via Doug Wead and Jean or John Godzich. Classically, victims of the initial 'XANGO' fraud have been deceived into buying publications, recordings, tickets to meetings, etc., on the pretext that these 'materials/tools' contain exclusive secrets, vital to achieving success. At the same time, victims have been drawn into the universal, blame-the-victim, closed-logic, cultic trap, in which they have been conditioned to visualise their 'dreams and goals' as future reality and to believe that they can only achieve the redemption of 'financial freedom forever' through exactly duplicating the 100% positive (i.e. unquestioning) belief and behaviour of their redeemed, multi-millionaire leaders. Thus, few victims have complained, because they have falsely-believed that failure to succeed in 'XANGO' is solely the fault of the individual who didn't believe totally. Sadly, most core-victims have been deceived into joining 'XANGO' by their own friends and relatives and, in turn, they have tried to deceive their own social contacts, making the ego-destroying truth even more difficult to face.

In order to further shut down the critical and evaluative faculties of victims and casual observers, the instigators of the 'XANGO' racket have used a proportion of their ill-gotten gains to infiltrate traditional culture. e.g. In November 2006, 'XANGO, LLC,' became the main corporate sponsor of Real Salt Lake (one of N. America's most-successful professional soccer clubs) in a 4 year deal costing  between $500 000 and $1 million per year. In 2006, the company gave a 5-year, $1 million grant to Orem, Utah arts council, for naming-rights to what is currently called the 'XANGO Grand Theater.' 

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (b. 1934)

Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff (b. 1957)

'XANGO, LLC,' has been the main contributor to the political campaign of Utah Senator, Orrin Hatch, giving $47 200 in 2008 and $46 700 in 2006. However, Orrin Hatch and various members of his family (in the 'lobbying' business) have been in receipt of huge quantities of stolen cash deriving from 'XANGO' and other similar 'Mormon' owned corporate structures registered in Utah. Indeed, the de facto agents of 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers have had a hand in writing an amendment to Utah State legislation, exempting 'MLM' schemes from common-sense statutes which previously banned all endless-chain, pyramid frauds. The Republican, 'Mormon' Attorney General of Utah, Mark Shurtleff, who supported this amendment (SB 182), has been heavily-backed by Utah-based 'MLM' racketeers. Furthermore, Shurtleff has been a speaker at 'MLM' orgies of deluded self-gratification.

'MLM donations' to Mark Shurtleff, 2008
Orrin Hatch being paid to promote fraud at 'XANGO' HQ

It almost goes without saying that Orrin Hatch is also a Republican and an adherent of the 'Mormon Church.' He is a qualified attorney who has served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and as a senior member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In the recent past, Orrin Hatch has had aspirations to become a member of the US Supreme Court.

Yet again, when the wider-picture is examined, 'XANGO' is revealed as being one small part of a pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970, and clarified by subsequent US Supreme Court judgements); for without significant or sustainable external revenue, all so-called 'MLM income opportunities' have been variations of essentially the same cruel lie which has been repeated so often, that many people have come to accept it as the truth.

Again, it almost goes without saying that Mitt Romney has been receiving stolen money from the 'XANGO,' latter-day snake oil pedlars who continue to pose as 'Latter Day Saints.'

David Brear (copyright 2013)


  1. Very interesting that no one in Utah is touching XanGo other than reporting on the lawsuit and nothing deeper. So I thought we should look at the more disturbing details of the lawsuits.

    Look at the allegations on both sides. RICO violations, Law enforcement officers abusing their powers while working for XanGo, illegal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney and Orin Hatch's campaigns, RICO violations, russian citizens who were defrauded as stated in Bryan Davis's lawsuit against XanGo. Since Utah reporters aren't looking into this I thought I would dig myself. Here is what I found.

    There are dozens of videos documenting the fraud XanGo has perpetuated in Russia on youtube? Simply go to youtube and type "xango russia fraud" and you will see video after video of testimonies of russian citizens who have been defrauded. Mothers, fathers, widows all holding signs of how much money they are owed and even in some instances asking specifically aaron garrity and daniel laroque for their money back. It is appalling. There is even a full investigative report that was done on it by a Russian news agency. You can read a breakdown of these videos and the russian news report here.

    Xango has tried to cover up the scandal by recently letting Daniel Laroque, XanGo's former president resign. He still collects a check as a consultant. This is the man who was instrumental in the bribery of customs officials.

    The accusation in the lawsuit is that Xango security personnel was instructed to use their law enforcement access to gather information on competitors, distributors and anyone Aaron Garrity requested, to be used for his advantage. How and why would someone do this? Who is this person? The name listed in the lawsuit is Justin Barrett. After some digging we found him. Here is his photo and a link to his xango facebook page.

    There was a report done on him a year back by ksl. Here is the link to that story. He apparently is a police officer in utah.

    Justin used his access and asked other officers to use their access to NCIC (the database officers use) as well as the same system used by officers when they pull you over to access private information on individuals used by law enforcement. This information is not public. The accusation is that Justin used his access and other police officers access for Aaron Garrity to get private information on employees, distributors and competitors. Why isn't internal affairs looking into this?

    1. Thank Anonymous - As an independent Englishman looking in on this gruesome little 'Mormon' Mafia, it seems very clear what has been happening here.

      Shame on the USA; for another gang of narcissistic charlatan/parasites has been allowed to establish a pernicious blame-the-victim racket (comprising a dissimulated pyramid scam and related advance fee frauds) in the demonstrably-corrupt 'Mormon'-dominion of Utah.

      Whilst morally, and intellectually, feeble American federal, and state, senior law enforcement agents have done effectively-nothing, these racketeers have steadily acquired a mountain of stolen cash which they have used to export their pernicious racket all around the globe, and to obstruct justice.

      Due to the amount of cash which the peddling of the unoriginal 'Xango MLM income opportunity' lie has already generated, and the depth to which it has infiltrated traditional culture, the clandestine criminal activities of its authors represents an ongoing threat to democracy and the rule of law.

      Whilst the 'Xango' racketeers have been pretending moral and intellectual authority, they have secretly been inflicting economic, and psychological, warfare tactics on huge numbers of their fellow citizens and on the citizens of various other democracies.

      It's not difficult to deduce what the founding fathers of the American Republic would have thought of the 'Xango' mob.

      George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine etc., would have applied common-sense and concluded that the US Constitution was drawn up to protect the American people from absolutism, not as a license for manipulative thieves to instigate their own absolutist states in microcosm.

      I notice that the one thing which is not mentioned in this recent lawsuit, is that the bosses of the pernicious fairy story entitled 'Book of Mormon' have been receiving their own share of the unlawful profits from the pernicious fairy story entitled 'Xango MLM Income Opportunity.'

      David Brear (copyright 2013)