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Published: Friday, 2/22/2008

Owner of herbal supplement company found guilty of fraud


CINCINNATI A federal court jury has found the owner of a company that sells male enhancement tablets and other herbal supplements guilty of bank fraud and money laundering.

Steve Warshak is founder and president of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, distributor of Enzyte and a number of products alleged to boost energy, manage weight, reduce memory loss and aid restful sleep.

Television ads for Enzyte feature Smiling Bob, a goofy, grinning man whose life gets much better after he uses the product.

Warshak could face more than 20 years in prison and his company could have to forfeit tens of millions of dollars following the verdict on Friday.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com

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