A roundup of people alledged to be part of a military-style pyramid scheme from video obtained by CNN.

A roundup of people alledged to be part of a military-style pyramid scheme from video obtained by CNN.

“We can be friends, and we can offer you a good life,” the woman said to the class filled with new investors.

If any were skeptical, they didn’t show it. Next came the young man, neatly dressed wearing a tie. He stood at a chalkboard writing mathematical equations that he said explained how this formula for investing would make them all rich.

Then came the big promise — if everyone followed the formula, they could make $36,000 a month. Some cheered, others gasped, according to a video obtained by CNN,