When will California protect Herbalife victims?

04/21/2014 7:04 AM

04/22/2014 6:27 PM

Re Herbalife discloses investigation in Illinois (Business, April 17): News that the New York and Illinois Attorney Generals are both launching separate investigations into Herbalife is encouraging, especially now that the FBI, Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are too. As a victim of Herbalife's get-rich-quick promises, I've wondered who is going to protect people from the company. Like 80 percent of distributors, I didn't make a dime. In fact, I ended up losing thousands that I invested into products, but product sales can't even get you to the top of Herbalife's pyramid. Only recruiting others will, but I found there was no one else to recruit. I came to this realization years ago. Distributors today must be faring even worse. I just wonder if California officials see this as a problem, given that the federal government and Illinois and New York officials clearly do.

-- Elda Estrada, Citrus Heights

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