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Arrests for Fake COVID Treatment


Leaders of a self-styled church in Southwest Florida face federal charges that they illegally sold a bleach-like chemical mixture as a miracle cure for COVID-19 and other diseases. Federal prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Mark Grenon and his three sons with two conspiracy counts and criminal contempt after their "treatment" was sold nationwide through their organization, called the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, in Bradenton.

The AP reports in April a Miami federal judge ordered the organization to stop selling the substance, but authorities say they ignored the order.