February 23, 2008
Cincinnati, OH (The Weekly Vice) -- Steve Warshak, the 40 year old owner of the company that sells Enyte, a supposed "male enhancement" tablet has been convicted of conspiricy, bank fraud and money laundering.
According to prosecutors, Berkely Premium Nutraceuticals, the company that sells Enzyte, used a series of deceptive ads which feature a smiling "Bob" who 'swells with pride' after the use of the debunked tablet. The advertising also claims an improved sexual performance with it's use.
Prosecutors also say that consumers were 'bilked' out of millions of dollars when the company manipulated credit card transaction and refused to provide refunds for returned merchandise and/or cancelled orders. Former employees have testified that the company created fake doctors and doctor endorsements to promote the product.
Warshak, the company's owner now faces up to 20 years in prison and awaits sentencing.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
This finding should debunk the entire male enhancement industry which thrives on cheezy commercials and dorky infomercials. We should add a strong cautionary note here however that Enzyte is FAR from being unique in it's sales practices. Refusal to refund a consumer's money on a cancelled or returned order has become almost common-place among pay by phone retailers. The list is far far to lengthy to even begin here.
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