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800-GET-THIN probe intensifies
800-GET-THIN probe intensifies

Federal agents served multiple search warrants Wednesday in an investigation of a weight-loss surgery business tied to the now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign throughout Southern California. FBI agents raided the Beverly Hills offices of Michael and Julian Omidi, who are alleged in court documents to be the owners of the weight-loss surgery business, said one person who was not authorized to discuss the matter. The action was the most visible sign yet that the investigation into the Omidis' operation, already in its second year, remains active. Separately, federal agents arrested the Omidis' mother, Cindy Omidi, on an indictment accusing her of violating the Bank Secrecy...

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