Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why do birds suddenly appear ...

Here's a story about a local snake oil salesman getting sentenced to three years in prison for lying to the feds.

Harry Siskind, founder of Body Solutions, was sentenced to 37 months in prison instead of the five years’ probation he asked for following his conviction of lying about money he was trying to hide from the feds.

Indignant over his sentence, Siskind unsuccessfully tried to get court security to let him out the back door to avoid reporters. Then he gave the one-finger salute to the media as he ran out of the courthouse and jumped into a waiting, shiny new Cadillac. He put one of those fingers right up against the camera of one local television station.

And here's the picture (taken by Gloria Ferniz) the Express-News used to illustrate the story.

Nice shot.


Dave said...

What a scam. 37 months is nothing for all the money he bilked out of fat people trying to get thin the easy way.

Albatross said...

No kidding. And, I don't know if you remember, but that guy must have bought a ton of radio space while his business was operating because he had just about everyone on KTSA singing the praises of Body Solutions. I would like to think that all those DJs were simply pitching for a paycheck back then. I hope they didn't actually believe his hyped nonsense.

I don't listen to KTSA a lot these days, but I wonder how they are reporting this story.