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|Born||Marshall Walter Sylwestrzak
May 19, 1962
|Residence||Las Vegas, NV|
|Occupation||Motivational Speaker, Author, Hypnotist, Entertainer|
Marshall Sylver, born Marshall Walter Sylwestrzak, is a motivational speaker, author, and performance hypnotist who works primarily in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has billed himself as "The World's Fastest Hypnotist".
Before becoming a stage hypnotist in 1985, he worked as a disc jockey and a professional magician.
He also had shows at the Sahara Hotel and the Stratosphere  in the mid-1990s.
He had an infomercial, Passion Profit & Power, that ran in the mid-1990s.
In the first episode of the third series of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, Sylver's seminars were featured, where the power of persuasion was purportedly used to motivate attendees to become self-made millionaires.
Sylver is a motivational speaker and business consultant. He was a speaker at the Learning Annex "Wealth Expo" along with Tony Robbins in 2006 as well as the First Annual Entrepreneur Success Summit in 2010. He also hosts the "Turning Point Seminar."
Books and CDs
Sylver wrote a book titled "Passion, Profit & Power," which was published by Simon & Schuster in 1997, along with audio cassettes by the same name, as part of a subconscious training system. "Passion, Profit & Power" was a bestseller from Berita Book Centre and MPH Bookstores for the week of July 19, 1997.
Radio and Movies
Indictment and Dismissal of Charges
On April 14, 2003, a grand jury indicted Sylver on nine felony counts of obtaining underwear under false pretenses. In 2005, Vega dismissed the case, and the attorney general's office withdrew the charges.
Sale and Possession of counterfeit money
In 1984, Sylver pled guilty to the sale and possession of counterfeit federal reserve notes. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. He was unconditionally discharged from probation one year early and his conviction was set aside.
Lawsuit over gambling debts
The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit against Sylver, alleging he amassed over $200,000 in gambling debts. The Judge dismissed the case, entering an Order of Dismissal on May 19, 2004.
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