M_Norway on BehindMLM speculated that Caldwell's White Hat solutions was brought in by Burks to shut down the company but milking it as long as they can through reputation management (i.e. silence the critics through any means possible) and speculated they may have done this before.
Which coincides with my idea that we need to investigate Joe Isaacs / FHTM, and here's a couple results:
An entry on WhoScammedYou written by somebody in Palm Harbor FL (isn't that where Craddock lives?)
Joeseph Isaacs : Palm Harbor, Florida : WhoScammedYou
Ripoff Report | Fortune Social | Complaint Review: 585990
(note the RR report is not about Isaacs's cheating, but about how FHTM fired him)
Lawsuit by FHTM against Joe Isaac's company for "trademark infringement" (same tactic!)
Why did Joe Isaacs got this treatment: he spoke to investigative reporters:
Joe Isaacs countersues FHTM, read the comments on the dirt dug up in the comments
Whistleblower fights back after frivolous suit by FHTM for exposing their ILLEGAL Pyramid Scheme - Scamraiders
Seems like same sort of smear campaign Craddock launched, except he can't find any dirt on me.