Did you know that the EPA can now fine you if your house's septic tank is dirty? Or that the EPA now requires toilet paper be made from synthetic materials instead of traditional wood fiber? And that the government agency is banning animal fat from soap?
Palm Beach residents Mary Moore, Joseph Nouerand, and Christopher Lincoln all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their role in the scam.
From March 2009 to October 2010, they and other FBK employees sold something called Septic Remedy for $199 to unsuspecting, fecal-fearing Americans.
According to FBK's website:
Septic Remedy is sold as a 5 year supply of 60 solu-packs per order. Just drop one pack of Septic Remedy into your commode, once per month and you can rest easy. No messy measuring, no running to the store to buy less effective products each month. With just one order of Septic Remedy, you are making a wise move in protecting your home.
If potential customers weren't immediately swayed, court documents show that FBK salespeople would lie to them about supposedly new EPA regulations that would transform their bathrooms into veritable fountains of human waste -- if not for Septic Remedy.
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