Don Lapre Commited Suicide in Federal Prison

Donald Lapre or better known Don Lapre was found dead in his prison cell in Florence Arizona on Sunday October 2nd 2011 at approximately 8:30am.   For those of you who do not know or remember who this TV informational con artist was be sure and watch the short video clip below. Maybe it will refresh your memory and bring you back to 2003 or so.

The TV infomercial pitchman was accused of defrauding more than 225,000 people out of more than 50 million dollars. Don Lapre was 47 years old when committed suicide.

Don Lapre was known as the “King of Infomercials” was locked up in prison awaiting his trial which was scheduled for sometime in October of 2012. Don Lapre was indicted on 41 felonies stemming from a nationwide scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of people out of money by conning them into buying what he called the world’s greatest vitamin in the world.

Don Lapre was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, transactional money laundering and other felony crimes.

Federal authorities stated this con artist was able to get investors to buy into his worthless internet based businesses that sold bogus vitamins from April of 2003 until October of 2007.

The federal grand jury indictment which was made public in June 2011 did reveal that 226,794 people had signed up for Dons infomercial scheme and lost over 52 million dollars!

This goes to show you that those get rich schemes are exactly that, schemes.

Here is the video of one of Don Lapre’s late night infomercials.

 

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