Missouri Man Accused of Hawking Worthless Opportunities

6 years 7 months 1 week ago Sunday, October 16 2011 Oct 16, 2011 Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:31:00 PM CDT October 16, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) - People who spent tens of thousands of dollars to become high-paid medical recruiters are claiming that a suburban St. Louis man mislead them.

Brian Marchant-Calsyn started Health Career agents in 2004. He lured hundreds of people to pay from $24,000 to nearly $50,000 for "opportunities" in the field.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the business fell apart in 2009 after people learned of his past LSD conviction.

Today Health Career Agents is mired in lawsuits and faces nearly $300,000 in judgments it can't pay. And Marchant-Calsyn has a new company, Zeal Sales, which also focuses on training would-be medical recruiters.

Most of the customers the Post-Dispatch interviewed reported earning no money. But the 46-year-old says he told clients that recruiting was hard work with a high failure rate.

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