AUGUSTA – A two-year investigation has led authorities to charge a supplement seller with deceptive practices.
A complaint filed in federal court in Portland named nine defendants, including three corporations and six people.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills said the companies sold a joint health supplement and a cognitive health supplement through radio infomercials on the internet. Mills stated the companies shipped the product from a Maine address, which was shut down by the state in 2015.
A.G. Mills added “When an outfit is advertising on the radio and on the internet and solicits your money to buy a product that they claim will improve your brain power, and joint power. Call your doctor.”
Mills says they believe the company made more than $6 million on the bogus products before it was shut down. One of the products claiming to improve joint flexibility contained tree bark and black pepper. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Portland asks the judge to prohibit the owners of these companies from engaging in these practices in the future.