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AdvoCare is a multi-level-marketing company (MLM), founded in 1993 by Charles Ragus. Charlie once worked as a regional vice president for Fidelity Union Insurance while being a distributor for Herbalife. In 1989 Charlie co-founded Omnitrition International. Similar to AdvoCare, Omnitrition sold nutritional supplements, vitamins and skin care products. Charlie sold out after only a few years when Omnitrition became embroiled in controversy for being a pyramid scheme. The resulting lawsuit, Webster v. Omnitrition International Inc has become a landmark case in the MLM industry.
AdvoCare claims to provide physical and financial wellness through the sale of sports performance, nutritional, weight control, and skincare products (AdvoCare). Similar to other MLM companies, such as Mary Kay, Vemma, and Herbalife, they recruit distributors to sell their products via word of mouth and face-to-face sales, all the while promoting the idea that wealth and success can be obtained by anyone that adheres to their business model. Continue reading
You’d think that management at Usana Health Sciences would be careful about these things, wouldn’t you? Nope. They’re Usana. They don’t have to. They’re Usana, after all.
Credit Barry Minkow with uncovering another fraud being committed by Usana.
After Barry and Fraud Discovery Institute revealed that Ladd McNamara, a member of Usana’s “Medical Advisory Board” did not have a license to practice medicine, Usana went to work. You see, Ladd McNamara was calling himself a doctor, when he was not licensed and not allowed to do so. He lost his medical license in Ohio and in Georgia. He now lives in California, and a representative of the State Medical Board of California made it clear that he is not allowed to refer to himself as a doctor. From the National Business Review: Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Ladd McNamara, a high level distributor for Usana Health Sciences Inc. has quit the company’s medical board following a report by Barry Minkow and the Fraud Discovery Institute that McNamara lied about his medical credentials.
The article states in part: Continue reading
Barry Minkow and the Fraud Discovery Institute have just released a report indicating that Ladd McNamara, the Usana spokesperson, Advisory Board member, and high level distributor lost his medical license in Ohio due to fraud. It was previously reported by Minkow that McNamara was practicing medicine in California without a valid medical license.
According to the latest report: Continue reading