Family imprisoned for selling toxic Solution Through Fake Church
Family imprisoned for selling toxic Solution Through Fake Church: A Florida man and his three sons have been sentenced to several years in prison, less than two months after they were found guilty of using a fictitious online church to trick customers into buying more than $1 million worth of a “Miracle Mineral Solution” that turned out to be nothing more than industrial bleach to treat illnesses like COVID-19.
According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal judge in Miami sentenced Jonathan Grenon, 37, and Jordan Grenon, 29, to 12.5 years in prison each on Friday. Their father, Mark Grenon, 66, and brother, Joseph Grenon, 36, were each given the statutory maximum penalty of five years for conspiring to defraud the United States by distributing an unapproved and misbranded drug. Jonathan and Jordan Grenon were also charged with criminal contempt of court.
Mark Grenon was the leader of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing and marketed MMS through the fake church’s website.
“Genesis’ own websites describe Genesis as a ‘non-religious church,'” DOJ officials stated. “And defendant Mark Grenon, the co-founder of Genesis, has repeatedly acknowledged that Genesis’ has nothing to do with religion,’ and that he founded Genesis to ‘legalize the use of MMS’ and avoid ‘going to jail.”
Before their conviction in July, prosecutors called Grenon and his sons “con men” and “snake-oil salesmen” who used their fake church to sell MMS as a “religious sacrament” able to cure 95% of known diseases.
“Before marketing MMS as a cure for COVID-19, the Grenons marketed MMS as a miracle cure—all for dozens of other serious diseases and disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and leukemia—even though the FDA had not approved MMS for any use,” the DOJ said.