The convicts were involved in the sale of positions in Infinity 2 Global (I2G), a pyramid scheme masquerading as a multi-level marketing company. The convicts further sold $5,000 Emperor positions in I2G as passive income. One of the convicted men also committed money laundering and tax evasion involving over $3.2 million in I2G funds.
In this manner, I2G generated over $30 million in revenue over a period of 15 months. A large proportion of this revenue was used to pay commissions to the promoters at the top of the pyramid structure. Notably, more than 90% of the people who bought a membership in I2G lost money.
Source: US Department of Justice