A family who sold bleach as a panacea on the Internet mail order of the emerging religion `` Bleach Church '' is convicted

by LittleT889

A father and three sons living in Florida were found guilty of selling industrial bleach, which is harmful to the human body, as a cure for cancer and the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) through an organization disguised as a religious group. The four defendants have indicated that they intend to appeal.

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Mark Glennon (65 years old at the time of writing) and his sons Jonathan (37 years old), Joseph (35 years old), and Jordan (29 years old) who sold chlorine dioxide used for bleaching paper products as drinking medicine through the group `` Genesis II Church of Health and Healing '' known as the so-called `` Church of Bleach '' was convicted this time.

The Glennons sold bleach as `` Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) ' ' and claimed that it could treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, autism, malaria, hepatitis, Parkinson's disease, herpes, HIV / AIDS, and COVID-19.

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According to prosecutors who indicted Glennon and his parents, the family has sold tens of thousands of MMS since 2010 when they started selling, and has earned 1 million dollars (about 140 million yen) so far.

Founded in 2010 by a man named Bishop Jim Humble, the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing described its purpose as 'a secular church founded for the service of humanity rather than for the purpose of worship,' but prosecutor John Shipley said, 'This entire MMS scheme was built on fraud and dishonesty. They built a fake church to make it harder for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government to stop the sale of snake oil. I made it.'

At trial, a Miami jury found all four Glennons guilty of 'conspiring to defraud the U.S. government and the FDA by selling MMS, an unapproved and mislabeled drug.' As a result, the Glennons will be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.

Two of his three sons, Jonathan and Jordan, will also be found guilty of criminal contempt and sentenced to up to life in prison for violating a 2020 court order directing them to stop selling MMS. Father Mark and son Joseph were also charged with criminal contempt, but both escaped conviction for criminal contempt after the Colombian government stipulated that the criminal contempt charges be dropped when they were extradited to the United States after fleeing to Colombia in 2022.

According to the American daily newspaper Miami Herald, the trial of the Miami jury consisting of 12 jurors ended in a short time, and it took only 30 minutes from the opening of the court to the conviction. Perhaps because of the protest, the Glennons didn't say a word during the trial, but their father, Mark, said after the conviction was read, ``We are going to appeal.''

The judgment trial of the four Glennon parents is scheduled to take place on October 6, 2023.

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