Jeremy Johnson standing next to a helicopter, wearing his "Life is Good" t-shirt.
"And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
From the Book of Job, chapter 1, verse 21, the Book of Mormon
There are two sides to millionaire Utah businessman Jeremy Johnson, who has made $48 million since 2006.
"Jeremy Johnson is the most giving guy I’ve ever known," said Boyd Livingston, a real estate agent who assisted Johnson in his Haiti relief effort.
After the deadly quake struck in January 2010, Johnson used his corporate jet to fly Utah doctors and supplies to Florida, where he purchased three helicopters to transport them to the border with the Dominican Republic. The aircraft also took 21 children from an orphanage to the capital of Port-au-Prince, where a chartered jet flew them to Florida.
Yet according to the Federal Trade Commission, his company:
"…touted products for "make-money schemes," "stay-healthy programs" and information about government and private grants that purportedly could be used to pay personal expenses. But consumers who gave credit or debit card numbers for a minimal handling charge, usually $1.99, also could be charged a one-time fee of $189, then monthly fees of $59.95…"
Mr. Johnson also played online poker at the Full Tilt Poker site shut down by the U. S. government, and in seven months lost $1.53 million. He may also be involved in allegations that the poker sites laundered money.
– Hero, scammer: the two sides of Jeremy Johnson. Money, The Salt Lake City Tribune>>
– Job 1:21The Book of Job, The Book of Mormon, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints>>