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One prominent St. Louis businessman is accused of hawking fraudulent business opportunities after he was released from a prison sentence for LSD trafficking. The man openly admits to his conviction for drug trafficking and says that this conviction is one of the reasons why he decided to launch his own business.
"I'm unemployable, in a very real way," the man says in a promotional video on Youtube. "So it's forced me to start businesses, come up with products, find my own way."
The man's business model consists of teaching people to find opportunities as medical recruiters. Many people however accuse the 46-year-old entrepreneur of perpetrating a fraud by selling "business opportunities" that are worthless. Some people have reportedly paid up to $50,000 for the supposedly worthless opportunities. These fees have allowed the man to live in a $1.7 million Town and Country estate.
Although many accuse the man of being a fraud, the man says that he warns his prospective clients that there is no guarantee that they will be successful and that there is a high failure rate in the medical recruiting business.
"Some people got into the business that shouldn't have," the man said. "I ultimately have to take responsibility for that."
Source: Post-Dispatch, "In Town and Country, business leads some call worthless," Stephen Deere, Oct. 16, 2011