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USA - Fake penis drug test pair guilty

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  1. Pondlife

    Pondlife Platinum Member & Advisor

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    The makers of a prosthetic penis to help men cheat on drugs tests have pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy in a US federal court.

    The two men, George Wills and Robert Catalano, had been selling the device - known as the Whizzinator - over the internet for three years.

    The device was sold with a heating element and fake urine to help people test negative for illegal substances.

    They could face up to eight years in prison and a $500,000 (£334,000) fine.

    The men ran an internet company known as Puck Technology, which between 2005 and 2008 sold the Whizzinator and a similar device, known as Number One.

    "The Whizzinator is the ultimate solution for a drug testing device," says a statement on the website of the California-based company, which calls itself the "undisputed leader in synthetic urine."

    "The prosthetic penis is very realistic and concealing is simple, while our quality production and materials assures you that the the Whizzinator will let it flow again and again, anytime, anywhere you need it!"

    Mr Wills and Mr Catalano appeared before a federal court in Pittsburgh, and are scheduled to be sentenced in February.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7747833.stm
     
  2. Herbal Healer 019

    Herbal Healer 019 Silver Member

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    Only in America...
     
  3. Nature Boy

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    A pretty far-fetched conspiracy. Conspiracy to help people cheat drug tests? That really stretches the definition. I wonder if this prosecution may have only become possible under the USA Patriot Act.
     
  4. Rightnow289

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    I have seen similar cheating of drug tests in the papers over here too.
     
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    Creators of "Whizzinator" Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges

    Fake penis drug test creators face jail

    The Whizzinator is a prosthetic penis that comes with a heating element and fake urine.

    U S Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan's office says the goal of it and another device called Number 1 was to help people pass drug tests.

    George Wills and Robert Catalano each pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts and face up to eight years in prison, a $500,000 (£334,000) fine or both.

    They owned the California-based internet company Puck Technology and the devices were sold from 2005 to 2008.

    "The Whizzinator is the ultimate solution for a drug testing device," says a statement on the website of the California-based company, which calls itself the "undisputed leader in synthetic urine."

    "The prosthetic penis is very realistic and concealing is simple, while our quality production and materials assures you that the Whizzinator will let it flow again and again, anytime, anywhere you need it!"

    Mr Catalano and Mr Wills pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to defraud the United States government.
    Puck Technology also pleaded guilty to the same charges. The company has stopped operating.

    Mr Wills and Mr Catalano appeared before a federal court in Pittsburgh and are scheduled to be sentenced in February.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new.../Fake-penis-drug-test-creators-face-jail.html
     
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  6. fbmrider31390

    fbmrider31390 Newbie

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    haha that is so wack i know of a few people who have them and swear by them too...
     
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    Men guilty of selling prosthetic for drug tests

    Men guilty of selling prosthetic for drug tests
    Nov 24, 2008
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men whose company sold a device known as the Whizzinator that helped men cheat on drug tests have pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh. George Wills and Robert Catalano each pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts. They owned the California-based Internet company Puck Technology.
    The Whizzinator is a prosthetic penis that comes with a heating element and fake urine. U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan's office says the goal of it and another device called Number 1 was to help people pass drug tests.
    The devices were sold from 2005 to 2008. The California men are scheduled to be sentenced in February and face up to eight years in prison, a half-million-dollar fine or both.

    source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hRPgfRNYf3S3xkQqbp43NeBI4xtgD94LK0V80
     
  8. Greenport

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    It's a conspiracy in itself -_-

    Ya know it's a very hard thing to get a job when your system is not clean - usually the culprit is marijuana. These people invented a device that gives the average drug user a chance to get a job and become a working class citizen, and the government sends them to jail for 8 years.

    The message: "If you smoke pot in America, you don't work in America." sounds pretty crystal clear.

    Anyone willing to design a homemade prototype of these and spread the design? ;)