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235. The people who sold "The Whizzinator" were found guilty of fraud...
in Federal court and sentenced to 6 months in prison...


Federal fraud case

On October 14, 2008, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh won a 19-count indictment against Puck Technology, maker of the Whizzinator, and its owners for fraud and selling drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors allege that by manufacturing and selling the Whizzinator, Puck Technology, company president Gerald Wills and vice president Robert Catalano conspired to defraud the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which administers federal workplace drug testing programs. The government is seeking forfeiture of all of the company's assets, including its Internet domain names.<1>

On November 24, Puck Technology, Wills and Catalano pleaded guilty in a Pittsburgh federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one count of conspiracy to sell drug paraphernalia. Wills and Catlano were scheduled to be sentenced in February 2009. They could face up to eight years in prison and a $800,000 fine.<2><3><4>

The company's Websites, whizzinator.com and gonumber1.com, were no longer live as of November 2008.

In April 2010 Willis was sentenced to six months of prison and Catalaon was sentenced to three years of probation.<5>

As of March 2011, the Whizzinator is being marketed by Alternative Lifestyle Systems for $139.95 through High Times magazine as a strap-on "wet sex simulator" containing "synthetic urine", allegedly for synthetic watersports activity. A similar, competing device called the Pissinator is also advertised.<6><7>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whizzinator
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