Byron Belka- Rain International CEO
Casey Whittaker- Alleged Co-Conspirator
When Your Company has been exposed for selling Sugar Water as a Nutritional Supplement, that’s Fraud. When you resort to blackmail, threats and bribery to Cover up the fact that you are committing criminal fraud that’s Racketeering in Corrupt Practices…
Grapes contains up to 300 mg of polyphenols (resveratrol) per 100 grams of fresh weight. Rain Soul 13.8 grams per 100 grams. Black Cumin Seed's Active Ingredient is Thymoquinone- at less than .041 mg per gram it is practically nonexistant in Rain Soul. The same holds true for fatty acids with 1.26 grams per 100 grams.
Racketeering Corrupt Practices (R.I.C.O.)
Racketeering is a Federal Crime Investigated and Prosecuted by the FBI. It usually starts out with a Felony like Fraud. In order to cover-up the original crime, the perpetrators resort to additional crimes like bribery, extortion, blackmail, witness tampering, threats, etc.
It has clearly been established that Byron Belka and Casey Whitaker are guilty of perpetrating a fraud by selling the health benefits of their nutritional supplement. This crime of fraud has been proven through a product analysis by one of the top Product Analysts in the Country, Summit Labs.
This Particular Fraud has opened up Byron Belka and Casey Whitaker to not only Civil Litigation, Massive loss of Revenue, Customer and Sales Distributor Defections, but also slam-dunk criminal prosecutions.
This, and the fines that will surely be imposed on them by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, States and Local Prosecution have driven them to do what always worked for them in the past.
Federal Racketeering Laws and Rain International Multiple Violations
“RICO allows for prosecution of all individuals involved in a corrupt organization…” (link)
To violate RICO, a person must engage in a pattern of racketeering activity connected to an enterprise. The law defines 35 offenses as constituting racketeering, including gambling, murder, kidnapping, arson, drug dealing, bribery. Significantly, mail and wire fraud are included on the list. These crimes are known as “predicate” offenses. To charge under RICO, at least two predicate crimes within 10 years must have been committed through the enterprise… Note that an enterprise is required. This might be a crime family, a street gang or a drug cartel. But it may also be a corporation,
Fraud is a Predicate Offense Under RICO
Under Federal Law, fraud is deliberate deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain. By promoting their Rain Soul Product as a Nutritional Supplement, when in fact it doesn’t contain any nutritional value Byron Belka and Casey Whitaker committed the crime of Fraud. By selling the product for $75, when it was nothing more than sugar water, they received and unlawful or unfair gain.
It is no different than selling sugar pills as vitamins under the law.
Bribery is Also a Predicate Offense Under RICO
Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not alter. In other words paying people to lie for you, promote a fraudulant product, or maintaining their silence of a known fraud in exchange for money is bribery.
We have received multiple reports of people being influenced for money or being offerred money in exchange for lying or discrediting the lab test that shows Rain’s Product is a Fraud.
Theft is a Predicate Offense Under RICO
theft is the taking of another person’s property or services without that person’s permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it…. crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, library theft, and fraud (obtaining money under false pretenses
When Rain took Money from the Poor People of Ghana, and refused to send them their products (260 boxes with a retail value of $21,600) they committed Grand Theft. Selling expired products is fraud. Diluting your product and claiming nutrtrional value where there is none is also fraud.
We are also in possession of documents that show Rain INternational has been stealing commissions from their sales distribution network.
Blackmail or Extortion is Also a Predicate Offense Under RICO
Obtaining money, property, or services from an individual or institution, through coercion.
When Casey Whitaker and Byron Belka threatened people’s livelihoods unless they covered up the product fraud they violated RICO. More on this Later….