Your recent, excellent post concerning 'Amway India Enterprises' acting in defiance of a lawful, advertising-ban issued by the elected government of Andhra Pradesh in 2008, clearly demonstrates that US-based 'MLM income opportunity' racketeers have spread their fraudulent scheme in India using Indian newspapers and Websites as the medium of propagation. Despite what the perplexing Mr. Chang has previously tried to tell us, even when pursued in a foreign land, such activity can be defined as wire fraud in the USA, when it involves US citizens deriving unlawful benefits by spreading lies by means of electronic communication. As Mr. Chang is aware, wire fraud, is one of the crimes included in US federal anti-racketeering legislation.
- 'Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in inter-state or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.'
The fact that the American bosses of 'Amway' have been allowed to continue to act in defiance of the law in India, and at the same time break the law in the USA, should lead all free-thinking readers to conclude that there have been serious obstructions of justice, and of criminal investigation, somewhere.The obstruction of justice and the obstruction of criminal investigation, are two more of the crimes included in US federal anti-racketeering legislation.
David Brear (copyright 2011)