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May 19, 2005

Update on US vs Chris "Rizler" Smith

U.S. prosecutors are expected to seek a preliminary injunction Friday against Christopher William Smith and other defendants in the Minnesota Internet drug bust.

The government claims that Smith made over $20 million selling drugs at a collection of web sites, including www.xpress-rx.com; rxorderfill.com; supremeproductsltd.com; yourrxnetwork.com; digihealthcorp.com; digihealthcorp.net; 4receiverx.com; receiverx.com; licensedrx.com; mypillrefills.com; samedaypayday.com; and netmeds.com.

Although he allegedly built the business from spam-related profits, it doesn't appear that Smith actually sent spam to advertise the pharmacy sites. Witnesses told investigators that he bought ads in magazines and had sales reps field calls at the Burnsville, MN offices of Online Payment Solutions.

Most of the drugs were sold at higher-than-market prices, a surefire indication the sales were fraudulent, according to the feds.

A doctor in New Jersey, Philip Mach, allegedly was paid $7 for every prescription he wrote on behalf of Smith's operation. The FBI said Mach wrote over 20,000 prescriptions, most of which were filled by a pharmacy in California and one in Oregon. (Mach isn't named in the lawsuit, but he's apparently facing separate criminal charges in New Jersey.)

Investigators estimate that Smith's pharmacy business was grossing around $2 million per month before it was shut down last week.

The preliminary injunction would prevent Smith from unloading some $18 million in assets, which include several bank accounts, two houses, and a collection of vehicles. (2006 Mercedes Benz S65, 2001 BMW M5 Sedan, 2001 Ferrari, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2005 Mercedes Benz C55A, 2001 Hummer H1, 2004 Mercedes Maybach, 2005 Jeep Wrangler, etc.)

While the U.S. action in Minnesota is over alleged fraud, turns out Smith and his company AdvisTech SA are also facing a $1.7M spamming lawsuit filed under CAN-SPAM by America Online in late March 2005.

Posted by brian at May 19, 2005 4:27 PM


yea I drove part of rizler's fleet of Limousines. His wife was trying to start her limo. company:ULTIMATE LIMOUSINE CORP. I was often told he probably wouldn't be in business too much longer.I formed an Executive Protection Group and was expanding by integrating our services an additional marketing strategy to attract more clientelle. He owes me upward of $10,000 for breech of contract through false accusations based on lies of one individual that was responsible for calling Chris' shots and forging checks when "Rizler" was either busy cheetin' on his wife or,"traveling" ...

Posted by: Mikhail at May 21, 2005 2:02 PM

I use to work for this guy (Chris Smith) in Costa Rica. His company wasn't any reliable or legal as you can see. I am posting this comment because I want people to know how miserable he is: I worked for him almost 2 years and he fired me because I got pregnant!! .. Here in Costa Rica that is SUPER ilegal.. And actually has a restriction to leave the country (if he ever comes back) because he owes ME (and my baby) almost $20 000 ... I hope he goes deep down with this charges he got!! ..

Posted by: Laura at May 25, 2005 12:54 PM

Chris is a complete asshat. Seriously everyone hopes he gets put away.

Posted by: Pavan at June 2, 2005 9:35 AM

I worked for this dumbass! He used to come to Costa Rica only having in mind prostitutes and cheating on his wife! He was so disgusting that he rented an apartment just to take pictures of them while having sex...
He used to be very agressive and always carried a gun with him.
We was not even a man enough to get people fired. He just asked the guard not to let the persons get into the office...and making so much money as he did he never paid not even a telephone bill.
Hope he dies in jail and gets raped!!!
And if I there is any chance to go to US court and be part of the trial I will gadly be there.

Posted by: Erika at June 2, 2005 11:38 AM

I laugh at the thought of these high school dropouts thinking they could keep up this charade for very long!! Anita is just as big a loser as her husband. She grew up in poverty; it's only the money she's ever worried about. Too bad her "high" rollin' days are over. I feel sorry for her children.

Posted by: Vanessa at June 6, 2005 10:04 AM

I grew up with Chris in Burnsville. It has
been 14 years since we moved away, but our
families were close, through the good times
and bad. I had some of my fondest childhood memories of Minnesota on the shores of Crystal
Lake with Chris. We were rambunctious,
imaginative kids, who never sat still.
Swimming, boating, snowmobiling,playing games
we dreamt up, and hanging out in the fort were
our specialties. It is hard for me to imagine
that years later he has become a hard nosed criminal that the news articles portray him as. I’ll always remember us as little kids riding
in the back of “woody” with the tarp pulled
over us, not a care in the world...

Posted by: Emilie at June 9, 2005 3:37 PM

I worked for Chris at the office in Burnsville. He was not a nice guy. He had a bunch of felons from the halfway house working there with no worry about the fact that we were dealing with credit card numbers and people's medical information. It was a good job that paid well, but we all knew it seemed a little shady. I saw him fire someone and when he did it he pulled out his gun and had it on his desk just in case I guess. More than one person working there saw the gun that he carried. He is a slimeball and I hope he gets what he deserves.

Posted by: kk612 at June 10, 2005 2:51 PM

"You cannot always prevent people from speaking evil about you, but you can live so that their stories will be false."--Unknown

Posted by: Unknown at June 14, 2005 2:45 AM

I think all this talk about Chris being such a rotten person is just a way for many people to point the blame of their mistakes on someone else. Chris isn't perfect. Nobody is. As for a few of the former employees I have this to say. Mikhail is an idiot that was doing drugs while driving a company vehicle. That is the reason he was fired. And I was the one who asked for him to be terminated due to that reason. Plus if only his girlfriend knew what he was up to. I think he has no room to talk about the topic of "cheating". The "180" program is a chance for "ex-felons" to get a chance to move on with their lives in a positive manner. Chris allowed for this program to work with the company to employ the most suitable candidates for telemarketing positions. Erika was stealing from the company. That is why she was fired. If people want to talk shit about Chris and his company then I think you should be able to back up your comments with actual facts. I may not know all the incidents that have happened between Chris and employees but what I do know is the truth. Chris has pissed me off many times but I won't make up lies or try to slander him. So go ahead people, keep talking nonsense. You are only making yourselves look like complete idiots.

Posted by: Sherry at June 17, 2005 4:48 AM

chris is a good guy for the most part he did have his days to be an "asshole" but who don't and we talk bad about him hiring felons but he was just giving these people a 2nd chance to prove themselfs cuz no one else will he really is a good guy just young there for he acts young, he's a kid!its really fucked up sitting up here putting chris down and putting him and his wifes information on the internet trying to break up a marriage and that ain't rite she's a ride or die "BITCH" so give her the respect for having her mans back and stop trying to throw her face in it!!!and the real reason chris company went down was because of Katie and Ron Williams they were foul people who had no skills to be mang.they treated people like shit and pissed alot of Chris employes off and brought him down Katie stoled money orders from him on the way to deposit into Chris bank account Katie wore the same thing everyday and walk around the office without any shoes on and she is one FAT BITCH you know those clothes were stinky and then that 300lbs BITCH was in charge of the dress code and was writting people up and sending people home to change but this FAT BITCH wore the same sweat suit for 6 months stright 4 REAL and her husband Ron robbed his last job and tied himself up with duck tape and called the police and said he was robbed what a dumb ass the only mistake Chris made was putting dumb people in charge thats why the company went down we were making big money all of us! and i do it all over again i was making $35 dollars an hour with my commision!!! fuck it thanks Chris for taking me off welfare as long as you did your a smart motherfucker and you'll be on top again but before you are back on top read 48 laws of power by Robert Green that shit will keep you on top next time good luck to you with your court case

Posted by: Lady A at June 18, 2005 8:52 PM

Yeah i hated that fat bitch Katie too the only question i have for that FAT BITCH is your fat as hell your not pretty doesn't that mean you have to atleast be a nice person since you have nothing else going you the truth hurt ain't that right you FAT ASS BITCH i hopre you stock up on some phentermine before the job shut down because your FAT ASS that a eating problem you don't know when to stop

Posted by: S.S. at June 18, 2005 9:10 PM

Katie is a fat hateful bitch

Posted by: at June 18, 2005 11:39 PM

Hey Lady A. & S.S., I just wanted to say thank you for standing up and telling it how it is. We'd all still be banking our $$$$$ if it wasn't for that Fat Assed Bitch and that husband of her's(a.k.a. Chris's Ass Hair). Keep it Real and Stay in Touch cause if you don't I'll never hire you again. Just Playin. See you on the dance floor.

Posted by: Sherry at June 20, 2005 6:54 AM

What a savory bunch.

sounds like the trailer park, the prison AND the crack den got raided to get people to work for this outfit.

Hope you all rot in prison, die from meth poisoning, or catch a disease. You all already had a case of Terminally Stupid for working for this assclown.

Posted by: anonymous at June 28, 2005 7:41 PM

Chris is an asshole, dude fired me after i found out he had a wife and told him I would no longer have sex with him and i think his wife has every rite to know what kind of man she had married

Posted by: at June 30, 2005 8:41 PM

I'm wondering if Chris grew some "sock puppets" straight out of hell. I wouldn't put it past him to "invent" some of those defenders.

Posted by: Another Anonymouse at June 30, 2005 11:57 PM

This is some funny stuff! Chris is a spammer and a criminal. He has been arrested in Minneapolis trying to slip back into the country using a fake passport (gave his up in court) by the FBI. Now he will get his day before a judge. I just hope Chris is placed in a cell with "John Holmes" cousin named Bubba and drops the soap often!

Posted by: Just a Reader at July 1, 2005 12:34 AM

This for the people talking shit about every buddy. First of all most you people did not know what was going on at online, so you need to quite writting false statements. Most of you do not know the truth, you are makeing up lies, or relating from stories you heard from someone else. It would be nice if the bashing quite, because most of the people writting on this website, have had people saying bad shit about them. It would be nice if we all came together, to deal with the bullshit. I ca not believe sherry (a.k.a ghetto booty stealer,) would say anythind bad about people, because most of the people tried tomake sre she still had a job, even when the rizler tried to fire her. Also as far as his wife goes, she is a sweet heart, and did not want to have anything to do with his business. She was just trying to get her own company going. Who ever is bashing on her needs to quite, it is wrong

Posted by: bigrigoutofcontrol at July 1, 2005 11:50 AM

as one that has worked having to deal with the crap spammers like 'rizler' put out over the years, it gives me great joy to watch his little cracktard ex -employees fighting like this. Rizler and other spammers like him cause people hours of extra work they did not want. It causes people to have to buy extra software they did not need before spammers came along. Fraud and spam are hand in hand. Now watching 'rizler' in his death throes as a spammer, watching just how dumb he is, trying to flee the country only to run right into the hands of US Marshalls .. making his situation worse .. it just makes me laugh and proves to me more what a moron and an idiot he was all along.

Guys like rizler screwed up the internet by lowering it to the worst level there is, the level of the crap marketing crap product.. guys like him and people that work for him make infomercials look respectable, make scientology seem sane, make crack whores look like respectable citizens.

Drop dead and rot, all of you.

Posted by: anti at July 1, 2005 3:51 PM

Y'all just a lovely den of snakes, arncha?

Turn on each other for the crap you did to the netizens at large and this is the end result. All of you should drop dead AFAIAC, b'cause you cant seem to get a clue about abusing the net with your crap

Posted by: anothr-anti at July 1, 2005 4:31 PM

Chris is getting what he deserves. Maybe Bubba received the “penis enlargement” spam that Chris sent out and now Chris realizes he will get a first hand account of the products effectiveness!

With Chris in jail, I would bet he is singing like a bird. Chris will spill his guts. He will give up his partners in crime trying to get a lesser sentence. How many employees will be visited by the FBI, IRS, etc?

Times are tough!
Times are hard!
When Chris drops the soap,
Bubba’s penis gets hard!

Posted by: just a reader at July 1, 2005 5:40 PM

oh my god just antoher reader you R to funny you must have know him what he give your girl some money to fuck

Posted by: at July 1, 2005 8:25 PM

i can't wait untill that fat bitch Katie gets so fat her ass can't walk and the fuck up thing is that lazy ass bitch we probally get one of those eletric wheelchairs instead of TRYING to lose weight i can't believe her and Ron are the same size!!! NASTY 2 fat people bumping guts fucking HA,HA

Posted by: RAM at July 1, 2005 9:38 PM

lol. this is some funny ass shit. if it actually was the cracked-out employees, next time run with an active telemarketing group. you can shave them on the supply side pretty good and will actually have competant salespeople.

Posted by: Pavan at July 2, 2005 5:57 AM

The Lumber Cartel (tinlc) gives this momentous occasion, two thumbs up.

Posted by: Agent 01998 (SPEWS command chair) at July 2, 2005 9:44 AM

This was something real that happened people shouldn't abuse drugs like that i think all these people lost there mine and need to start looking for a job instead of talking junk about there ex co-workers all of you guys are trash and Chris sounds like the biggest jerk off in the state of MN

Posted by: at July 2, 2005 12:50 PM

Try the biggest jerk off in the WORLD!

Posted by: uptowngirl at July 2, 2005 11:38 PM

how bout we just all grow the fuck up? i mean this is kindergarten shit. calling others names and picking on peoples weight, wow. people who attempt to put others down or their faults have more faults they just dont want others to see. grow up drama whores.

Posted by: at July 7, 2005 3:09 PM

This guy's spam operations used my domains as some of the faked e-mail addresses they used for sending spam. I had to foot the bill for bandwidth crap that occured from all the returned e-mails. I had angry people e-mailing me telling me to stop sending them spam. Didn't help my reputation as an artist any.

I wouldn't mind slapping this guy with a lawsuit.

Posted by: at July 7, 2005 7:45 PM

Stop crying like a little bitch about it

US spam laws are gay & always will be.

Posted by: Mike at July 9, 2005 11:53 AM

did you guys hear Chris greedy ass got caught trying to start open up another online pharmacy in Costa Rica NOW the motherfucker is looking at some real time LOL

Posted by: at July 9, 2005 9:21 PM


Posted by: at July 14, 2005 12:15 AM

Chris is the biggest loser that why yesterday i just one 10,000 in court fuck off chris

Posted by: the winner at July 14, 2005 6:34 PM


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