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  • Submitted: Mon, October 24, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, January 09, 2013

  • Reported By: Bill — Costa Mesa California United States of America
Scott Connelly
Internet United States of America

Scott Connelly Dr. Scott Connelly, Body Rx, Darren Meade Judge Throws Book At Dr. Scott Connelly In VenturePharma Case, Internet

*UPDATE Employee: Vince Andrich, Dr Scott Connelly, Tammy Connelly

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(SANTA ANA, CA) -- An Orange County Judge delivered shock and awe last week, shutting down Dr. Scott Connelly in the VenturePharma case, wherein Connelly has been sued for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and business interference. Scott Connelly is no stranger to legal trouble, and has been sued more than twenty-one times over the last two decades, for similar acts of fraud and breach of contract. This time around a desperate Connelly counter-sued everyone associated with confronting him on his apparent fraud. 

According to court documents, Joe Hayashi & Fortis General Counsel (Aliso Viejo), cross-defendants in the case, were cleared of all scurrilous and malicious claims brought against him by Connelly as a means of deflection. [continued below]....
..... After Connelly's third failed attempt to pin blame on Hayashi and Fortis, the Judge had enough and threw the case out. 

Like I drifter in the desert chasing a mirage, Connelly is left to pursue the very victims he conned with his phony claims, as somehow being culpable for being snookered by him?? "Given Connelly's history of fraud and series of defeats in the VenturePharma case, I find it very unlikely that Connelly will prevail in this matter," a business litigation expert said. "Once again, Dr. Scott Connelly is going to need to write another check." 


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#1 UPDATE Employee

Vince Andrich, Dr Scott Connelly, Tammy Connelly

AUTHOR: Zubie Speaks - (United States of America)

Who is Dr. Scott Connelly?

Well, that depends on who you ask. You may have heard that he was the creator of the original MET-Rx formula or that he discovered an ingredient that would later be named Metamyosyn, but those claims appear to be false.

The truth is Dr. Scott Connelly has spun a web of lies that is finally catching up with him. He soared to great heights along with Bill Phillips in the development of MET-Rx. On the brink of bankruptcy, MET-Rx was sold to Rexall Sundown in 1999, and not by him as he claims, but by the Shansby Group, the majority partner Connelly sold it to beforehand in need of cash.

After a brief, failed attempt to peddle high-protein dog food with K9-Rx, Dr. Scott Connelly tried to relive his MET-Rx days with the launch of Progenx SRG. He struggled for nearly two years to build a company, and turned his attention to raising money from a group of middle-class ranchers and farmers from the Midwest.While he struggled to sell protein without the likes of Bill Phillips behind him, he did still have a knack for selling a legacy and medical claims most of which are turning out to be lies.

Where Was He Working: Progenex or Body-Rx?He partnered with other investors to create Progenx Dairy Bioactives, Inc. (PDB), and was an officer and director from November 9, 2009 through April 27, 2010. He resigned both appointments on April 27, 2010, after being confronted by PDB with evidence that he breached fiduciary duties to the company, conspiring to compete against it all while drawing over $17,500 a month as CEO.While negotiating his contract and exclusive contributions to PDB, Connelly did not disclose his ultimate plan, which was to use the investment efforts conducted by PDB to source funding for his own company, Body-Rx.

Connelly had his own agenda at PDB, and attempted to use money dedicated to PDB to launch a brand that focused more of its marketing efforts on him.Vince Andrich and Anthony RobertsConnelly, as Chief Executive Officer of PDB, negotiated a sweetheart employment deal for friend and business associate Vince Andrich, who is alleged to have been in conspiracy with Connelly to further his wrongful goals.Connelly hired Andrich as the Executive VP of Sports Marketing at Progenex in exchange for an attractive salary and compensation package.

This obviously required a certain loyalty from Andrich.However, Connelly and Andrich never disclosed to PDB that Andrich was simultaneously working for Body-Rx during the same time he was on the PDB payroll. As a consequence of this moonlighting arrangement, Andrich rarely reported to work, and by March 2010, he was reporting to the office only a few hours per month sounds like my kind of job!Following Connellys resignation as a member of PDBs Board, he nominated Andrich to become a Board member knowing that Andrich would continue to advance his own personal goals over the interests of PDB. Of course, Connelly also neglected to mention that Andrich had been found responsible for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering and had been ordered to pay $10 million in restitution.

Not only was Connelly working both sides for his personal gain, but he was also sabotaging PDB. This email was sent to Vince Andrich by Don Aspinall, a former PDB employee that was hired by Connelly. The evidence of sabotage is clear. Connelly cant seem to stomach that his investors have done a better job running the company without him, as evidenced by the rapid growth of PDB in his absence.Bringing in the Big Guns Anthony Roberts Now Andrich and Connelly have some star power in their court or so they think. But is Anthony Roberts the best they can do? If you are trying to maintain a legitimate reputation in the industry, Im not sure why youd have Anthony Roberts coming to your defense on forum threads.Roberts was all over the threads at Bodybuilding.com posting that he was threatened after writing an article on his own site about PDB. Somehow Anthony always seems to make it about himself, doesnt he?Well, he is in hot water again, as he is now named in yet another lawsuit, with PDB naming him as co-conspirator in their Orange County, California lawsuit. He has been advised at this point to retain legal counsel . . . but its anyones guess if that lawyer will be funded by Connelly, or will Anthony appear in pro-per, emerging from his mothers basement?His Latest Attempt Body-Rx Connelly took his web of lies and claims of fame to some Kansas farmers, prompting them to invest over $1 million in PDB, while simultaneously spending his time building a competitor, Body-Rx. While Body-Rx was supposed to sell high protein foods like pizza and candy bars, it instead intends to directly compete with its own line of proteins, in direct breach of all agreements with Progenex. Eric Howard was promoting Connellys comeback with Body-Rx both on his LinkedIn page and in emails to supplement companies.

Howard is currently being sued by Ultimate Nutrition for disclosing confidential information, because he went after their customer base in his email campaign.Scott Connelly can call his new venture whatever he wants. His business model will still remain the same. He has spent his career screwing people over at every turn, and will continue on his path of lies. It apparently is not harming PDB in the least, as they are reporting their sales to have increased ten times over since Connelly has been gone from the company.
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