Commission approval of amended complaint: The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in the matter of FTC v. FGH International Corporation, et al. The original complaint in this matter, filed in September 2004 as part of the Commission’s Hispanic Fraud Initiative, charged the defendants with violations related to the deceptive marketing and sale of instructional programs to consumers. Through the amended complaint, the FTC has: 1) named FGH International S.R.L., a Peruvian company, as an additional defendant; 2) removed Franco Morales as a defendant (listing him instead as an alias of defendant Jhonny Rojas); and 3) added two additional counts of Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) violations to address the defendants’ alleged violations of the TSR’s Do Not Call provisions. The Commission vote to approve the filing of the amended complaint was 5-0. (FTC File No. X040079; the staff contact is Gregory Ashe, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3719; see press release dated October 6, 2004.)
Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.