Ex-L.A. Mayor and Governor Wannabe Villaraigosa Joins Embattled Herbalife

September 9, 2013
By Ken Broder

Back in June, when then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa mused about his desire to be governor of California one day, he told KPCC’s Larry Mantle, “I’m going to tell you something. I will never have a job like this.”

Well, certainly his next job was nothing like the job he had. Last week, Villaraigosa signed on as a senior advisor to Herbalife Ltd., a company that has been publicly accused of running a pyramid scheme and using its 60% Latino workforce to target poor Latinos. The company is also in the middle of a stock battle between billionaires and is being scrutinized over the safety of its nutritional supplements….

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