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Billionaire Ackman
accuses Herbalife of fraud

USA Today, by Wendy Koch

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/22/2014 11:35:32 AM

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman broadened his public assault Tuesday on diet shaker maker Herbalife, accusing it of defrauding members of its nutritional clubs. Ackman, head of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, disclosed details of his latest investigation into more than 240 Herbalife clubs during a webcast at the AXA Equitable Center in New York. He said that the company, in a "pyramid scheme", is targeting Latinos and other lower-income socioeconomic groups. (Snip) "Herbalife has phantom or fictitious customers," Ackman said during the webcast, adding that many are uneducated trainees who

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Sounds like the way the 0bamaNation does "business," totally secretly, behind the glittery and phony Roman columns.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jimjr, 7/22/2014 12:09:38 PM     (No. 9935391)

If I recall correctly, Ackman also has a standing hedge against Herbalife. If Herbalife´s stock tankls, he stands to make millions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yo-yo, 7/22/2014 12:19:30 PM     (No. 9935403)

This guy should know fraud at first taste, because he swallowed every bit of Obama´s load on HELLth-care.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ranger06, 7/22/2014 1:01:24 PM     (No. 9935455)

Yup #1 - Ackman is short about $1B is stock - but it should be noted Carl Icahn owns about $1B in the stock (17 million shares)... Me thinks this will continue to be an ongoing battle. Just took a look at the stock and it´s up about 12% today - so it looks like Ackman was none too convincing...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/22/2014 1:13:36 PM     (No. 9935472)

A healthy lifestyle is one thing, believing that "natural" and "organic" herbal supplements and vitamins are the be all and cure all for everything that ails you is big time money making baloney and fraud.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/22/2014 1:29:11 PM     (No. 9935488)

Yeah, a hedge fund manager would never try to drive down the price of stocks he´s shorted...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 7/22/2014 2:25:48 PM     (No. 9935549)

Do the products work? My friend swears they do and he did lose 65 pounds.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky4, 7/22/2014 2:35:55 PM     (No. 9935562)

Most of these companies are set up like a pyramid scheme, including Mary Kay. The more "consultants" you get under you, the more you earn.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/22/2014 4:19:24 PM     (No. 9935730)

#7 ALL companies are a pyramid scheme. Some are direct sales and some are not. I´ve met people who have had good experiences with Herbalife and other like companies.
The company that I represent was on the NYSE but left (long story) because of people trying to manipulate the stock price and the nosy SEC. The founder of my company suggested that growing companies should not take their companies public.

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