Episode 24 : Skip Press - The 1995 Tax Fraud of Sunrider, International
In the early 1990's Skip Press was a newlywed with a son on the way, looking for an alternative to the freelance life he was currently living; the thought of a corporate job with consistent, steady pay was enticing. He was hired on as the new Communications Director, and placed in charge of the huge yearly convention for a HUGE Multi Level Marketing company with juicy secrets. Things started to get weird almost immediately, as Skip recounts late night meetings, confidential confessions, volatile work environments, bogus health claims, and shocking evidence for future investigations in what he calls "the rocky ride on the chariot to the sun".
Skip Press - http://www.skippress.com/
"Mormon Tea" - https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-569/mormon-tea
NCAHF Position Paper on Over-the Counter Herbal Remedies (1995) - https://quackwatch.org/ncahf/pp/herbal/
Two Plead Guilty in Massive Tax, Customs Fraud Case - https://quackwatch.org/cases/doj/chen/plea/
Firm's Owners Indicted on Tax Evasion - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-02-fi-37974-story.html
UNITED STATES v. CHEN - https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1368185.html
The regeneration of Dr. Chen - https://easyreadernews.com/profile-regeneration-dr-chen-doctors-tei-fu-oi-len-chen-meld-traditional-chinese-herbalism-western-science-billion-dollar-worldwide-nutritional-supplements-company/
OrrinPAC PAC Donors - http://www.opensecrets.org/political-action-committees-pacs/orrinpac/C00235572/donors/2008
DSHEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Legacy to Direct Selling - https://www.directsellingnews.com/dshea-sen-orrin-hatchs-legacy-to-direct-selling/
Herbal company aims to put tax scandal behind it - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-sep-09-fi-sunrider9-story.html
Prosecutors Say Sunrider Made Profits Vanish in Import Abuse - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB852589146988401500
Traditional Chinese Medicine: What You Need To Know - https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/traditional-chinese-medicine-what-you-need-to-know
Li Ching-Yuen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-Yuen
Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS
How can you help?
Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/
Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org
You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/
Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide
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