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DOES GARY NULL PROFIT FROM SELLING HIS PREMIUMS TO WBAI: ED MANFREDONIA’S E-MAIL

May 30, 2015
Does Gary Null Profit
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Ed Manfredonia <edmanfredonia8311@gmail.com> Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:12 AM
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To John Proffitt, Steve Brown, Gary Null, et al:

Once again I will offer a solution, actually several solutions, to determine if Gary Null profits from offering his products as premiums for WBAI donations.  Both solutions will require a major certified public accounting firm, such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to verify the investigation and to publish the results.  The fee should not be a problem because Gary Null and Steve Brown have very deep pockets.

The first solution is for Gary Null to provide the invoices from the manufacturer for his vitamins and supplements.  The invoices will cover a three year period from 2013 to 2014.  Then Gary Null will produce his records and WBAI will produce its records of what he charged WBAI for the vitamins and supplements, which were used as premiums.  The prices, which Gary Null paid the manufacturer for the vitamins and supplements and the prices, which Null charged WBAI for the vitamins and supplements, should be identical to prove that Null did not profit.  Remember, we are using direct cost accounting.

The next step in this determination is for Gary Null to provide information concerning his recommendations of the use of these products.  Thus, if Gary Null states that these vitamins and supplements must be taken for a period, such as three months or six months, Null can publish the price, which he charged individuals, who had received these products as a premium.  This is accomplished by comparing the list of WBAI donors, who received these products as a premium, with the list, which Gary Null maintains of those, who have purchased these products.  If the WBAI donors are the same as the repeat purchasers of these products, then Gary Null is profiting from the sale of these vitamins and supplements because he has used the initial purchase of vitamins and supplements as a loss leader in order to obtain future benefits.

The second solution involves the use of DVDs as premiums.  Direct cost should apply here- specifically what the manufacturer charges Gary Null to produce the DVDs; no overhead should be applied to the cost of these products.  Then the manufacturers’ price, which is charged to Gary Null, should be compared to the price, which Null charges WBAI for these DVDs.  The price should be identical.

The next step involves a comparison of a list of WBAI donors, who received these DVDs as a premium, to a list of those individuals, who purchase the products that are recommended in the DVDs from Gary Null.  These two lists should be compared to determine if Gary Null is utilizing these DVDs as a loss leader for future business.

The third solution involves books, such as the Gary Null cookbook which is popular.  Compare the prices, which the printer and binder charges Gary Null for manufacturing these books with the prices, which Gary Null charges WBAI.  The prices should be identical.

The next step involves a comparison of those individuals, who received these books as premiums from WBAI, with a list of those individuals, who purchased the products recommended in these books from Gary Null.  This is done to determine if these products are being used as a loss leader.

The final step is to compare the prices of all products, which have been used as premiums, that Gary Null has charged WBAI with the prices of these items, even when they are offered as a special, on Gary Null’s website.  There should be a significant price differential between the prices, which Gary Null charges WBAI, and the prices, which Gary Null charges on his website- even when there is a special sale.

The reason that I have suggested this comparison of prices is that Pacifica faces two threats to its existence.

The first threat is that Pacifica could lose its Not for Profit status if it has been determined that Pacifica is using its Not for Profit status to promote Gary Null’s products as an infomercial.

The second threat is that Pacifica could lose its broadcasting license for WBAI if the Federal Communications Commission determines that WBAI is operating as a commercial radio station in promoting the products of Gary Null.

Special attention would be given to the influence of Steve Brown, who runs the group which controls WBAI.  Steve Brown’s control of WBAI has already been proved by the hires of Berthold Reimers, Andrea Katz, and Alan Arthur Katz and by the admissions of Jim Dingeman and Mitchel Cohen that Steve Brown expended the sum of $30,000 to take control of WBAI.

The FCC will also look at the ties between current and past members of the WBAI Local Station Board and Gary Null and the ties between current and past employees of WBAI (Kathy Davis comes to mind), who worked for Gary Null.

As I have stated previously, I belong to no “faction;” I am in favor of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the adherence to Not for Profit law.

Ed Manfredonia

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Gary Null’s response was typical of the Steve Brown Group; and please remember that Stephen M Brown and Gary Null were partners at one time.

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Gary Null <gary@garynull.com> Wed, May 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM
To: Ed Manfredonia <edmanfredonia8311@gmail.com>
Please stop sending me any of your communications. Take me off of your list.

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Null’s response can be interpreted as an indication that he is earning a substantial profit from providing his products to WBAI as premiums.  I believe that an investigation is mandated.

Thank you.

Edward Manfredonia

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