Monday, August 1, 2022

Florida ‘bishop’ and Three Sons Charged with Hawking Fake COVID Cure; ‘Cynical effort.’ Kentucky promoter sentenced over $370,000 in coronavirus loan fraud, and other C-Virus related stories

Florida ‘bishop’ and three sons charged with hawking fake COVID cure:
A self-styled Florida “bishop” and his three sons are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly marketing a bogus COVID-19 cure called “Miracle Mineral Solution” from their “non-religious” church, according to a report.
Mark Grenon, 64, who was recently extradited from Colombia, and his sons, Jordan, 28, Joseph, 34, and Jonathan, 36, are all currently behind bars after pleading not guilty to peddling the potentially dangerous concoction, according to the Miami Herald.
“The Grenons sold tens of thousands of bottles of MMS nationwide, including to consumers throughout South Florida,” prosecutors said in a statement.
“They sold this dangerous product under the guise of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, an entity they are accused of creating to avoid government regulation of MMS and shield themselves from prosecution.” --->READ MORE HERE
An Eastern Kentucky man who lied to get $370,000 in coronavirus payroll loans has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison.
David Christopher Lewis, 49, is also responsible for repaying the $370,000, though he said in bankruptcy filings earlier this year that he had between $50,000 and $100,000 in assets but $100,001 to $500,000 in debts.
U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier sentenced Lewis, of Harlan County, on Thursday in federal court in London.
Lewis pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving loans to two of his companies, Elite Artists Agency and Bubba Fest LLC.
Elite Artists managed appearances by celebrities and Bubba Fest was set up to put on live events, according to a letter by Lewis filed in the court record.
Lewis said that in 2018, he arranged an event called the Bubba Fest Southern-Fried Comic Con in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with actors Burt Reynolds and Lee Majors and NASCAR legend Richard Petty as the headliners.
Lewis said the second Bubba Fest in 2019 in Knoxville, which included action star Chuck Norris, drew more than 12,000 fans and that 2020 was “poised to be a breakout year” for the companies before COVID-19 shut down live events nationwide. --->READ MORE HERE
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