Although they were ordered unsealed last week, details of criminal charges against Alex Dee and Brian Kaplan remain under seal.

Jerry Maurer’s case has been unsealed though, and through it we gain insight into the 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle criminal case.

There’s also reference to a fourth “co-conspirator”, suggesting four 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle arrests might have been made.

As per the “information” filing for Jerry Maurer, aka Jerrold Maurer, the New York resident has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

From on or about January 1, 2017, through on or about June 2019, in the District of Colorado and elsewhere, JERROLD MAURER, did knowingly and voluntarily conspire and agree with others, known and unknown, to commit an offense against the United States, namely, wire fraud, that is, knowingly, willfully, and with the intent to defraud, having devised and intending to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud, and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, to transmit and to cause to be transmitted, by means of wire communications in interstate and foreign commerce, writings, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds, for the purpose of executing such scheme and artifice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 1343.

It should be noted that Kaplan’s “information” filing details one count (likely to also be conspiracy to commit wire fraud). Alex Dee has a sealed indictment on his docket, listing five counts of fraud.

What’s particularly interesting in Maurer’s information filing is the list of “relevant individuals”;

1. Defendant, JERROLD MAURER, was a resident of New York.

2. Co-conspirator 1 (“CC-1”), was a resident of California.

3. Co-conspirator 2 (“CC-2”), was a resident of Colorado.

4. Co-conspirator 3 (“CC-3”), was a resident of Tennessee.

New York is Maurer. Dee is California and Kaplan is Colorado.

So who is our 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle co-conspirator from Tennessee?

I’m 99.9% sure it’s John Bain. From the FTC’s civil 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle Complaint;

Defendant John A. Bain (“Bain”) is a member and principal of 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle. Defendant Bain is a Cookeville, Tennessee resident.

Bain set up the 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle and “digital products” ruse. He also did admin work for the scam.

What I don’t know is if Bain has also been arrested. The DOJ’s January 12th press-release states only “three individuals” were charged. And there’s no public case docket for Bain on Pacer.

Given Bain was an 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle insider and named co-conspirator by the DOJ, it seems odd he wouldn’t have also been charged.

Unfortunately pending further information being made available, that’s all we know for now.

The rest of Maurer’s information filing confirms, as reviewed on BehindMLM in 2017, that 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle was an illegal gifting pyramid scheme.

From at least in or around January 2017 and continuing until at least in or around June 2019, MAURER, CC-1, CC-2, CC-3, and others operated 8FDL as an illegal pyramid scheme.

In operating this illegal scheme, MAURER and his co-conspirators used marketing materials that contained false and misleading statements regarding the earning potential for victim members of the scheme and material omissions regarding the costs required to earn any income from buying into the scheme.

Forfeiture of Maurer’s ill-gotten gains is being sought, and will no doubt be included in sentencing.

Again, not sure what’s going with the sealed filings in the 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle cases, but I’ll check back later in the week for updates.


Update 27th January 2024 – The indictments remain under seal. Still not sure what’s going despite the unseal orders but I’m leaving that there.

Regarding a potential fourth 8 Figure Dream Lifestyle arrest; a January 19th “Notice of Related Cases” filed by the DOJ in Maurer’s case, details Kaplan and Dee’s cases as related.

There is no mention of a fourth related case so it’s assumed John Bain hasn’t been indicted. There is a possibility an indictment against Bain is still under seal but as it stands there’s no evidence of that.

It’s a bit odd to name Bain as a co-conspirator but then not charge him out of a group of four co-conspirators.