Tuesday, April 12, 2011

USANA's Use of "The Healthy Home" Book as Entry Into Company Run Nation Wide Lottery May Violate State & Federal Laws

"The Healthy Home" hits 5 best seller lists during first couple weeks of book release. However, ...

Screenshot of USANA's website showing The Healthy Home
It appears USANA is currently violating both Utah State and Federal gambling laws. USANA's requirement for distributors to purchase Myron Wentz's book "The Healthy Home" in order to participate in a lottery to win an iPad may land USANA in a heap of trouble. State and Federal Regulators need to be made aware of this potential crime currently taking place. The lottery runs from March 27, 2011 to April 15, 2011.

According to PRNewsWire, USANA has made the Best Sellers list for The New York Times, USA Today, L.A. Times, Publisher's Weekly, and Amazon.com for the book's extraordinary sales.

According to Utah State Laws for gambling
     76-10-1102.   Gambling.
     (1) A person is guilty of gambling if he:
     (a) participates in gambling;
     (b) knowingly permits any gambling to be played, conducted, or dealt upon or in any real or personal property owned, rented, or under the control of the actor, whether in whole or in part; or
     (c) knowingly allows the use of any video gaming device that is:
     (i) in any business establishment or public place; and
     (ii) accessible for use by any person within the establishment or public place.
     (2) Gambling is a class B misdemeanor, provided, however, that any person who is twice convicted under this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

According to Federal Laws regarding lotteries:
    * The federal lottery statutes made it illegal to transport lottery materials across state lines, or ship them to other countries
    * The Interstate Wagering Amendment of 1994 made it illegal to procure a ticket for someone in a different state than that in which the lottery was held

Let this also be a reminder to the general public that Myron and Dave Wentz's book "The Healthy Home" made it to several Best Sellers lists solely because they used their book as $13.19 raffle tickets for USANA distributors and USANA preferred customers to purchase and have the right to participate in a company run lottery to give away 3 iPads. The "general public" as Dave Wentz calls it, has virtually nothing to do with the sales of his book.


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    1. If I didn't moderate the postings, there would be over 50 spam postings per day flooding the articles on this blog. Do I want links to viruses posted all over my blog? No... If you read the comments on this blog you would also see that most of them are from pro-USANA readers telling me I am full of nonsense.


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