BISMARCK — A Las Vegas company called the Nu Life Institute and owner Edward Baca III are now banned from doing business in North Dakota, Attorney General Drew Wrigley announced Thursday, Jan. 19.
This comes after an elderly woman paid $844 for what she believed was a product that would treat macular degeneration, according to a statement from Wrigley.
Macular degeneration is a disease that blurs central vision as people grow older.
The woman didn’t receive the product she ordered from Nu Life, but the seller said it sold her cosmetic makeup, according to Wrigley. Nu Life refused to issue a refund to the woman, and it didn’t cooperate with an investigation by the attorney general’s office, Wrigley said.
“The conduct alleged against Nu Life Institute and Edward Baca III is alarming as is their refusal to cooperate with our investigation,” Wrigley said in the statement. “That lack of cooperation is irresponsible and unacceptable, and we will not tolerate additional risk of harm to our consumers.”
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