Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbott has successfully shut down BioPerformance, a Dallas-based pyramid scheme that illegally sold bogus fuel pills they "claimed" would increase automobile gas mileage by up to 30%.
Abbot's office announced a final judgment and a permanent injunction against BioPerformance for its illegal actions. The judgment prohibits BioPerformance from illegally marketing the so-called "top secret gas pill" in any way.
Abbot stated, "The legal action that we're announcing today shuts down this illegal operation and provides a restitution for countless consumers who were duped into purchasing this product.
The judgement provides $7.3 million in restitution, $150,000 in fines, and $400,000 in attorneys' fees. Also, the injunction prohibits BioPerformance from using an illegal pyramid scheme to market this product, or any other similar product, prohibits BioPerformance from falsely advertising and marketing this product, including making the bogus, outrageous claim that it would increase your gas mileage by up to 30%.
The judgement also prohibits BioPerformance from making claims that are not supported by scientific evidence that is supported by federal authorities."
Here's the history of my extensive coverage on the BioPerformance debacle.