The FTC has reached a settlement with several floggers who were charged by the FTC with creating fake news sites to promote Acai Berry products. This is one of a long line of lawsuits the FTC has taken against floggers, taking away their profits and forcing them to stop deceptive marketing. All the sites promised fast weightloss under the guise of a news site, but the FTC called it a scam.
“We have ongoing efforts to aggressively challenge deceptive advertisements over the Internet like the fake news sites attacked here, and our enforcement actions can potentially reach anyone in the chain between a seller and the consumer,” said Steven Wernikoff, an FTC attorney in Chicago.
Included in the judgements are several well-known super-affiliates, who have been forced to return all the profits from their business.
The total judgements can be found here
Ricardo Jose Labra Labra’s $2.5 million judgment will be suspended when he pays $280,000 and records a $39,500 lien on his home.
Zachary S. Graham, Ambervine Marketing, LLC and Encastle, Inc. Graham’s $953,000 judgment will be suspended when he pays $110,000 plus most of the proceeds from the sale of a truck.
Tanner Garrett Vaughn Vaughn’s $203,000 judgment will be suspended when he pays close to $80,000 over a three-year period.
Thou Lee Lee’s $204,000 judgment will be suspended when he pays $13,000 plus the proceeds from the sale of a BMW.
Charles Dunlevy Dunlevy’s $143,000 judgment will be suspended when he pays an estimated $2,000 from frozen assets and the sale of a boat.
DLXM, LLC and Michael Volozin The $594,000 judgment will be suspended because of the defendants’ inability to pay.