There was one in San Diego Ca. late 1970's early 1980's where Brooklyn sent in somebody with the power to handle the powerful and influential people involved. There were many disfellowshippings, including former circuit and district overseers, as San Diego was prime retirement area. The reason I know was that a bit player in the scheme, a Ray Dale ran out of the area to Brookings Or. to escape disfellowshipping, then to Redding Ca. who became the source of my troubles. As described in my introductory post on this site.
Royal Flush Phil commented on the vast amount of seniors Ray swindled in the Southern Calif. area.
A couple of years ago someone punched in Ray Dale San Diego and Google took them to this site and my first post. They were investigating the swindle of a widow in Vista Ca. They had me go to County Recorders office for records pertaining to Shasta County Superior Court case #149893 talked about in my post. That case was sealed and the widow suing Ray Dale is no longer a JW but is a counselor helping JW molestation victims. I believe Ray got licenses pertaining securities and financial planning revoked. That was in 2004. I was told Ray moved to a real estate fraud of setting up an business entity that concealed his identity. So the scam was to locate seniors with houses and offer to manage their money for them. He would talk them into selling the house as he had a buyer [himself] for under market value and charge them going rate for salesman commissions, then be able to resale house at market value. I actually filed a report with Calif. Dept of Real Estate to investigate such fraud. The criteria was very tight and a couple of weeks got a letter stating there wasn't documents that would allow for an investigation.
Evidently a judicial committee was formed and Ray was yet again able to escape disfellowshipping as he was able to show by being able to punch in his name Google would take you to my post on this site. Hence as the source of some of the evidence used against him was derived from a well known apostate he was not disfellowshipped. Check it out your self, Google Ray Dale San Diego it will take you to this form but Ray's name was deleted from the Google heading showing Ray was aware of material source and had his name removed.
So from that multi level marketing scheme there came out a man who has swindled widows and seniors for 35 + years.
As to how a man can operate for that long with in this church is to understand my initial post. Understand the Wt. 1987 article "A Time to Speak When?" and how Lev.5:1 was distorted by making the "man doing the cursing" into the sinner, and making the "witness" who was the sinner into the WTBT&TS policy of informants. On this site in 2013, 2or 3 posters [along with my 5 sons] doing the posting on the convention talk "Human Apostates" reported that the discourse alerted the people to a new tactic being used by apostates. That of apostates writing letters to the peoples homes. I wrote those letters! Hundreds of them. It is the information contained in those letters pertaining to Lev.5:1 that shows the WTB&TS policy of informants to be an apostate church policy. As proven by the RNWT released that year revision of Lev.5:1. Barbara Andersons article " Flawed Decrees Conceal Criminals", Ray Dale was the criminal. Also at issue was Isa.1:23 and the sin of simony. As Ray was the 'sugar daddy' to the traveling men. To of removed Ray Dale would of given substance to 30 years of protest on my part.
So yes I am well aware of multi level marketing schemes .
If you are not interested in reading my posts or Barbara Anderson article "Flawed Decrees Conceal Criminals" don't ask me to explain.