You know those really, really annoying “male enhancement” commercials that have been running for so long that you wonder how the heck they haven’t been yanked off the air by now? Well, it seems that the company, and the CEO, behind them is being bent over by the courts.
The parent company of Enzyte has been been found guilty, and the CEO faces up to 20 years in prison.
Judge Spiegel maintained that Warshak and other chief executives engaged in fraud, money laundering and deceptively promoted bogus claims about the productâ€™s effectiveness. The fraud was so widespread that it â€œtainted almost every dollar the company earned during its most profitable yearsâ€ so federal prosecutors believe the company should have to give up almost all of its revenue.
For those of you who don’t live in the US, or haven’t seen these commercials, here is a sample – featuring “Smiling Bob”, the company spokesman.