It's a shame that individuals will be taxed on the income earned with our Company - even though Colas decided to seize their funds
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(PRWEB) February 10, 2004
If Howard Dean loses in Wisconsin, Lautenschlager may be to blame
Madison, WI ItÂs no secret that Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean may end his quest for the partyÂs nomination if he loses the Wisconsin Democratic primary held on Feb. 17. Dean has received the support of one of WisconsinÂs top Democrats, Wisconsin Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager, who has agreed to chair the former Vermont governorÂs campaign in Wisconsin.
Unfortunately for Dean, recent allegations have been made public surrounding violations of constitutional rights by LautenschlagerÂs office that may hurt his chances for winning in Wisconsin.
In a move that would allow future litigation, several distributors of the network-marketing company Global Daily Pay, Inc., a Nevada corporation, officially filed Notices of Claim against the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager, Assistant Attorney General Juan B. Colas, and Special Agent Kyra M. Schallhorn for violations of unfair business practices, fraud, negligence, disruption of business, and loss of revenue in the amount of $158.5 million based on the violation of constitutional rights.
Court documents reveal that on August 1, 2003, Colas authorized a criminal search warrant to "immediately cease making the website of http://www.globaldailypay.com available for access via the internet until further court order." A Temporary Restraining Order must be sought in a civil proceeding to allow companies the opportunity to defend themselves. By denying the company its day in court, the search warrant violated the company's constitutional rights to due process. Additionally, Colas compelled the Global Daily Pay's web hosting provider, Wisc.-based WorkDigital, to violate the court order and place an unauthorized statement on the Global Daily Pay website.
To make matters worse, Brian Rieselman, a communications officer for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, stated in a recent interview with In Business Las Vegas that Wisconsin officials will fight any civil action Global Daily Pay plans to file. ÂWe see that it really has no merit,Â claims Rieselman, even though court documents filed by the State clearly reveal otherwise. LautenschlagerÂs office will not comment on the legality of the Temporary Restraining Order that caused the shutdown of Global Daily Pay.
ÂIt certainly smells funny,Â stated Maverick Media spokesperson Michael Taylor. ÂIÂm surprised they refuse to comment on the legalities of their Temporary Restraining Order.Â
If the Wisconsin Courts rule next month that constitutional rights have been violated, taxpayers of Wisconsin may end up footing the bill of nearly $160 million in damages.
Global Daily Pay marketed a variety of downloadable products on the company's website. "The DOJ's actions are injurious to consumers since they no longer have the ability to access their purchased products. The DOJ is injuring the same consumers they are responsible to protect,Â continued Taylor.
"When the DOJ completes their investigation, they will find that Global Daily Pay did not operate any illegal lottery as they claim, and we have complied with all Wisconsin statutes. The facts that were disclosed in the Notices of Claim that were filed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice prove beyond a doubt that we are 100% legal."
ÂIt would be in the best interest of LautenschlagerÂs office to finish their investigation as quickly as possible to avoid injuring any more consumers than it already has.Â
Court documents also reveal that the $943,668 seized by the DOJ were individuals' taxable earnings. LautenschlagerÂs office is also in possession of an additional $47,467.75 in non-negotiated cashierÂs checks that were not included as part of the forfeiture proceedings. No other company funds were seized. Distributors claim that this amounts to nothing more than an illegal wage garnishment.
But this isnÂt the only time that LautenschlagerÂs office has caused a serious public relations blunder, a similar type of case was filed against a company named Capital Collectibles. Approximately $900,000 in funds was seized by the State in that case. There continues to be serious allegations of LautenschlagerÂs office in the handling of that case as well. That case was eventually lost by the State and the funds returned.
"It's a shame that individuals will be taxed on the income earned with our Company - even though Colas decided to seize their funds," said Taylor. ÂWe believe that LautenschlagerÂs office is attempting to outlaw network marketing in the State of Wisconsin.Â
Over 8 million distributors generate over $20 billion in sales per year in the network-marketing industry, otherwise known as multi level marketing (MLM). Especially in today's economy, Americans have joined network-marketing companies as a way of generating a secondary source of income.
"Just as Amway did in the 1950s, Global Daily Pay will fight any attempt to outlaw network-marketing companies in Wisconsin or abroad. The livelihood of millions of people's lives depends on this additional source of income," stated Richard M. Krawczyk, Ph.D., President of Global Daily Pay, Inc. and noted consumer advocate. "With American's living paycheck-to-paycheck, every little bit helps. The income they earn in network-marketing may be the difference of being able to put food on their table or getting a child through college."
A flurry of motions are expected to be filed both by the State and Global Daily Pay attorneys this month before a hearing set on March 9 to decide this matter.
Before the shutdown of its website, Global Daily Pay was regarded as one of the fastest-growing network-marketing companies in the history of the industry.
Global Daily Pay does not maintain any offices in Wisconsin. The day-to-day operations of the Company and web hosting are contracted to a third-party Administrator, WorkDigital, Inc. - a Rhinelander, Wisc.-based firm. The company has retained the services of the Madison, Wisc.-based law firm of Hurley, Burish & Milliken for its defense.
As the stateÂs top law enforcement officer, Lautenschlager is ultimately responsible for the business practices in her office.
Taylor points out that this pattern of questionable business practices that exist in LautenschlagerÂs office certainly raises questions regarding her integrity.
With the clock ticking, every vote helps. If Dean condones these kinds of business practices, LautenschlagerÂs support of Dean may become his downfall.
ABOUT GLOBAL DAILY PAY
Global Daily Pay, Inc. (ÂGDPÂ) is a Nevada Corporation that began business operations on February 20, 2003. Global Daily Pay is a network marketing company (otherwise referred to as MLM Â Multi Level Marketing). GDPÂs products are marketed over the Internet and via word-of-mouth advertising. Most of the products offered by the GDP are electronic in format (e.g. eBooks, eLibraries). GDP's products do not contain any Âhard costÂ such as production, shipping and handling since they are digital. This enabled Global Daily Pay to pay the highest commission rate to its distributors in the industry.
Through an innovative compensation plan, Global Daily Pay used a sophisticated computer program that tracked all order, determined who was eligible to receive commissions, and pay distributors daily on an international ATM/Debit Card. This daily pay feature on a debit card was a first in the network marketing industry.
In order to protect all distributors and customers, Global Daily Pay employed the services of an outside administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of GDP. The Rhinelander, Wisconsin-based WorkDigital, Inc. was chosen as administrator. WorkDigital also provided web-hosting services for GDP.
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