Hispanic Victim Files Complaint WIman Police Against Herbalife Distributor & Emergency Order of Protection Issued By Judge In the Circuit Court of Lake County Illinois

Waukegan – A Hispanic Victim of Herbalife filed an official police complaint, accusing a local Herbalife Distributor of threatening his life. Mr. Gilberto Melchor Sanchez filed a complaint with the Waukegan Police Department and was also granted a temporary Order of Protection by a Judge in the Circuit Court of Illinois Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Lake County.

In the complaint, the victim has alleged that the distributor has threatened his life, used profane language and attempted to physically assault him.   He has also named the respondent’s company, Herbalife Inc., in the complaint because the respondent identified to the victim that because she was part of Herbalife nothing could be done to her if she eliminated him.

The victim has also mentioned that the Respondent has been threatening him ever since he refused to continue to be a member of her nutrition club and pay $300 a month plus continue to bring more victims to the club. Despite filing complaint with the police against Ms. Irasema Casco, Mr. Melchor Sanchez fears for his safety because the Respondent threaten him and specified the fact that the victim was an immigrant & that no law enforcement agency would protect him.

Gilberto Melchor is represented by Jed Stone and Latonya Burton of the Waukegan law firm Stone & Associates.  Attorney Jed Stone commented, “Herbalife is a pyramid scheme that preys on lower income families.  Mr. Melchor has the courage to report Herbalife to federal and state fraud authorities.  His reward for being courageous is being threatened with physical harm. Intimidation will not work. Justice will not tolerate their tactics.”

Julie Contreras President of LULAC of Lake County stated,”There is a pernicious problem that plagues vulnerable immigrants where the perpetrators of fraud use that same vulnerability to elude punishment.”

Pastor Emma Lozano of Lincoln United Methodist Church said, “This is immoral and sinful how Herbalife goes after the most vulnerable of our people.  We will stand and defend Mr. Melchor.  He is an example of strength and courage.”

Gilberto Melchor Sanchez was granted a temporary Order of Protection that will expire on April 23, 2015. The plenary order is set for hearing on Thursday.

When:    April 23, 2015

Where:  18 N. County St.

Time:     1:30pm

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