Sunday, 19 June 2011

Few police officers have warned the public about 'MLM business opportunity' fraud, but many have promoted it

You are very fortunate to have at least one insightful senior police officer in India, Mr S V Ramana Murthy, who will go on record and warn the public about 'MLM business opportunity' fraud.
It is a well-known fact that countless police officers, and even FBI agents, have been tricked into promoting the 'Amway' fraud in the USA. However, there have been at least 5 members of the US House of Representatives who have been bought by the 'Amway' racketeers. Numerous senior politicians (including former US Presidents) and celebrities have been tricked into accepting stolen funds for speaking at 'Amway' rallies, and/or endorsing the effectively-unsaleable 'Amway' wampum. 
All of this is evidence of an overall pattern of major, ongoing, racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970, and clarified by subsequent US Supreme Court rulings).
Back in the 1990s, in the northern English town of Halifax, where my brother (a teacher) was recruited into the 'Amway' racket, there were numerous low-ranking police officers who had been tricked into promoting 'Amway.'  My brother boasted of the fact that he had police officers and local-government officials in his group as a guarantee that 'MLM' was ethical and lawful. However, over-worked and under-paid public-servants (including teachers and police officers) seem to have been perhaps the most-commonly-targeted social group for 'MLM' recruitment in the UK. I was even told about a police station in a suburb of the northern English city of Leeds where an entire 'Amway' group had once been formed by officers.
When I tried to make a criminal complaint about 'MLM business opportunity' fraud in the UK, detectives in the north of England were convinced that this problem was not their responsibility, because UK police forces operate in geographically-defined regions, making the investigation of privately-owned, limited-liability, commercial companies registered in the south of England very difficult. When I tried to complain to detectives in the south of England, I was told that pyramid fraud was not the responsibility of the police: it had been decided by government that this complex problem should be regulated by specialist investigators in the UK Dept. of Trade and Industry. When I tried to complain that numerous uniformed police officers had, in fact, been promoting 'MLM' fraud in the UK, I was told that UK police officers are allowed to have part-time jobs and businesses provided they first obtain the written permission of their Chief Constables. When I pointed out that any UK police officer who had been given permission to be involved in 'MLM' must have misled their Chief Constable, I was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Authority.
When 'Amway UK Ltd.' was finally hauled before the UK High Court, British government prosecutors made absolutely no attempt to explain to Judge Norris that a significant number of UK police officers had been deluded agents of the 'Amway' organization, and that, consequently, 'Amway' and its many copy-cats represent an ongoing threat to the rule of law in Britain. In simple terms, back in the 1990s, no one in Britain (least of all the police) wanted to open the 'MLM' can of worms, and, for obvious reasons, this shameful situation has remained largely-unchanged. Since the isolated, civil investigation and prosecution of 'Amway UK Ltd.', certain UK government officials have become aware that the entire so-called 'MLM industry' has been the front for a multi-billion dollar global racket, but, to date, there has never been an official attempt to warn the British public, let alone an official British-based effort to hold the billionaire bosses of the global 'MLM' racket, to account.
I wonder what the policy of the Indian police service will be towards officers who have been tricked into promoting 'MLM business opportunity' fraud?
David Brear (copyright 2011)