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Re: What did and did NOT occur ...the facts
Posted By: Sucker In Response To: What did and did NOT occur ...the facts (ginky)
Date: Monday, August 17, 2009, at 3:33 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: What did and did NOT occur ...the facts (ginky)
And you're doing this just as a good citizen, right?
He admitted to fraudulent business dealings, and oh by the way he makes a great product too.....hmmmmmmm. Yeah, gimme two of those.
>> Since this thread is prominent in Google, I thought I'd respond to
>> I purchased all articles from the Miami Herald and Palm Beach
>> newspapers concerning Mark Ford/Michael Masterson.
>> Fact 1: He was NOT convicted of fraud. Therefore to say he is guilty
>> fraud is a misrepresentation of the facts.
>> Fact 2: He DID agree to a fine without admitting or agreeing to
>> Fact 3: Paid $3,000,000 to the government and made $200,000 available
>> for refunds.
>> Fact 4: He did say: "I never did anything I thought was
>> flagrantly wrong," he said. "But I made these little
>> compromises. And somehow, at the end of it, I was on the other side of the
>> river and I didn't know how I got there."
>> But he said the fight with the government is over.
>> "It's settled," he said, "and as far as I'm concerned,
>> I'd like to move on."
>> Fact 5: The settlement also called for Nadel -- a former newsletter
>> publisher and Boca Raton synagogue founder -- and Ford to have nothing
>> more than a consulting or "passive minority interest" in a
>> direct-mail company.
>> That would mean he is NOT a major owner in awai. And probably is only
>> a consultant and likely receives royalties or some sort of compensation
>> for his content contributions.
>> Fact 6: This is the ONLY case involving him that newslibrary.com
>> showed in
>> their database search of hundreds of newspapers. That would mean it's
>> a fair representation of the truth to say he has a long history of
>> fraud or
>> anything of the sort.
>> Fact 7: NO criminal charges were ever filed:
>> "But no criminal charges have been filed. Instead, if the
>> government decides it wants to keep Nadel's and Ford's $6.6 million, it
>> would have to get an order from a federal judge. A hearing would be
>> conducted, and the government would have to prove the crime in a civil
>> Whoever wrote the above statements did not fairly present the facts of
>> I might point out that Wesley Snipes is having his own legal troubles
>> that does NOT mean he isn't a great actor. Similarly, Michael's bad
>> judgment isn't a reflection on his copywriting abilities.
>> As to the content of the awaionline courses and reports, they are some
>> of the
>> best money can buy.
>> a. I don't work for awai or early to rise
>> b. To my knowledge I've never met Michael Masterson in person nor
>> talked to
>> him over the phone.
>> c. I'm not married or dating anyone on any business related to Agora.
>> d. I don't speak at their seminars.
>> e. I don't have an unspoken axe to grind as other posters on this
>> apparently do.
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