In Argument Over ‘Nutritional Product Pyramid Scheme,’ Indiana Man Allegedly Choked Woman And Threatened Her With Knife

recommendedreading1EDITOR’S NOTE: It didn’t take long last year for MLM to get some bad press, with India’s Central Bank issuing a caution on Jan. 1. The trade also got some bad publicity very early this year.

A 44-year-old Indiana man was jailed last week after choking a woman and threatening her with a knife as her young children hid under a kitchen table, according to WBIW.com in a story published Jan. 4.

Shawn Turpin of Bedford was arrested and charged with strangulation and domestic battery in the presence of minors, the station reported.

An argument between the adults over a “nutritional product pyramid scheme” sparked the assault, the station reported, quoting Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham.

The scheme was not identified.

Ponzi- and pyramid schemes have a history of sparking verbal and physical assaults and triggering events such as suicides and murder plots.




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One Response to “In Argument Over ‘Nutritional Product Pyramid Scheme,’ Indiana Man Allegedly Choked Woman And Threatened Her With Knife”

  1. Searching Mr. Turpin’s name shows that he has a LONG history of assault, battery, and other run-in with the police. Back in 2006 he battered two other persons and was arrested. Not exactly a sharp stick to start with.

    OTOH, there’s a listing for Maria Turpin… pushing Isagenix in Bedford, IN, and in separate article, Maria Turpin is confirmed to be married to Shawn Turpin. Unless there is more than one Maria and Shawn Turpin in Bedford, IN…

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