Serial No. 113-142: Federal Trade Commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the July 24, 2014 hearing on "Federal Trade Commission [FTC] and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge, and Jury". The following is from the statement of Michael Daugherty: "This story transcends party politics and touches all Americans. What happened to my company, its employees, and the physicians and their patients that we served is emblematic of what can result from the FTC's unsupervised administrative playbook. That playbook relies upon coercive and extortionate strategies to make small and large companies alike quickly succumb to FTC demands. The FTC's reliance upon unverified allegations as "evidence" is an embarrassment to the agency. Moreover, its association with a company that extorts funds from American businesses is reprehensible and violative of the "pact" between citizens and their government. With the FTC, you aren't just guilty until proven innocent, you're guilty because the FTC says so... and dead before they're done." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Daugherty, David Roesler, Gerald Stegmaier, and Woodrow Hartzog.

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