Plano-based AdvoCare International and its former chief executive
officer will pay $150 million to settle charges that the company operated as an
illegal pyramid scheme, the Federal Trade Commission announced on
The FTC complaint was filed against the company, former CEO Brian Connolly, distributors Carlton and Lisa Hardman, and the company’s top two promoters Danny and Diane McDaniel in the Eastern District of Texas. The complaint alleges the company and individuals falsely claimed to offer a financial solution for any person to earn unlimited income and quit their regular job.
Connolly . . .
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