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US v. Donald Lapre (Greatest Vitamin in the World)

The indictment alleges that from April 2003 through October 2007, Lapre conspired with others to defraud over 200,000 victims by encouraging them to invest in an Internet based business. The “business” primarily consisted of selling the Greatest Vitamin in the World (GVW) over the Internet and the opportunity to sell the opportunity to do the same thing to others.

If you believe you are a victim in this case, please complete a questionnaire at the U.S. Postal Insptection Service (USPIS) website at www.postalinspectorsurvey.com/vitamins.

Case related court information can be accessed at: www.justice.gov/usao/az/us_v_donald_lapre_gvw.html.

Due to the large number of victims in this matter, information will be provided through the internet or from the VNS Call Center. You may access updated case information through VNS and at this section of the website.

If you have further inquiries, you may also send an e-mail to USAAZ.VictimAssist@usdoj.gov and e-mails will be returned by a victim witness specialist in the order in which they are received.

Please do not travel to court for any proceedings. Court dates change frequently and sometimes with little advance notice. You should access the website for the most current information or the VNS website.

Release Date
Case Name
Summary
10/20/2011 US v Lapre
2:11-cr-01102-SRB

Docket Text: ORDER that this case against defendant Donald Lapre is dismissed, with prejudice Doc. [47]. Signed by Judge Susan R Bolton on 10/20/2011.(KMG)

10/20/2011 US v Lapre
2:11-cr-01102-SRB

Docket Text: MOTION to dismiss Indictment by USA as to Donald Lapre.

Attached: # (1) Text of Proposed Order)(Battista, Frederick)

10/03/2011 US v Lapre
2:11-cr-01102-SRB

The U.S. Marshals Service has released this statement regarding Donald Lapre:

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on October 02, 2011, the U.S. Marshals Service was notified that Donald Lapre was found deceased in his cell at a Florence area Detention Center. Life saving measures were attempted by Detention staff, which met with negative results.  Florence EMS and Police Department responded, with the Florence Police Department assuming investigative responsibility. The nature and cause of death are unknown at this time and are being investigated by the Florence Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.  It is believed that this is an apparent suicide.

 


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