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Berkeley settlement

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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A court case filed in the district court of Dallas County, Texas precludes the five companies owned by Steven Warshak - including Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals - from fraudulently marketing 15 dietary supplements in the state. The banned supplements include male enhancement supplement Enzyte, noted for its "Smiling Bob" commercials. The case also stops deceptive "free trial" offers for the dietary supplements. Under the Feb. 1 settlement, Warshak will pay the state of Texas $350,000 in civil penalties and attorneys' fees. In September 2006 a federal grand jury indicted Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Warshak, his mother and five additional co-conspirators on a total of 112 criminal charges (1"The Tan Sheet," Sept. 25, 2006, In Brief)...

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