“Male Enhancement” Fraudster Sentenced to 25 Years

Sen. John McCain was asked if Viagra should be covered by health insurance, and the Bush Administration is making an all out attack on access to birth control, but at least one "sexual health product" has been — shockingly — determined to be a fraud.

Steve Warshak, founder of Berkeley Premium Neutraceuticals, was
convicted earlier this year on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money
laundering. Federal prosecutors said the company bilked customers out
of $100 million through deceptive ads, manipulated credit-card
transactions and refusal to accept returns or cancel orders.

“This is a case about greed,” U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel
said. “Steven Warshak preyed on perceived sexual inadequacies of

Warshak said: “I do feel deep remorse and would like to apologize to
any customer who ever had a bad experience with my company.”


Warshak was sentenced to 25 years. No word yet on if the advertising folks who came up with the "Smiling Bob" television commercials are being sentenced as accessories.  


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  • sayna

    I hate seeing those “male enhancement” ads. They’re just like all those diet pill ads in that they don’t work and, as already been said, they prey upon people’s perceived inadequecies. It’s bad enough to see ads attacking women’s self esteem, and I hate to see that spreading to men.

  • invalid-0

    now you’ve got that whistling theme song from the commercials in my head. if i saw just one commercial, that whistling song would be stuck in my head for days. apparently, it’s embedded in my brain enough, now i just need to READ about it, not even see or hear the commercials.
    funny timing for this post. just a week or so ago, i asked my friend if she’d seen one of those commercials recently, as they used to be on ALL THE TIME, and recently seemed to have disappeared. now i know.

  • http://www.mens-hormonal-health.com/male-sexual-dysfunction.html invalid-0

    Those commercials were certainly annoying. The fact that they were on the air so long was a testimount to their marketing success. There are many desperate people out there sadly willing to buy this product.

  • http://prodiettips.net invalid-0

    What is bad in “Male Enhancement”, thousand people use them, and do not complain, and even are happy

  • http://www.creativeagency.com.au/ invalid-0

    Those pill may perphaps work better as an afrodisiac if diet and exercise was incorporated as well.