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Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:17 AM

Va. man claimed he had cure for cancer, charged $1,200 per bottle. Cops say itís bogus, bust him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/07/26/va-man-claimed-he-had-cure-for-cancer-charged-1200-per-bottle-cops-say-its-bogus-bust-him/

"Though a low-slung medical office building in Manassas City, Va., may seem like an unlikely place to find a cure for cancer, thatís where Peter B. Adeniji was offering his miracles, police say. For only $1,200 a bottle, Adenijiís special herbal mixture would do what science and proven medications could not, authorities say he promised numerous patients.

The promises ended Monday when police from a Prince William County drug task force raided Adenijiís office and his home in Bristow, seizing medicines, ingredients for Adenijiís mixtures and $17,000 cash, authorities said. Adeniji was charged with five felony counts of fraud, seven counts of operating a medical practice without a license, four counts of dispensing drugs without a license and one count of money laundering. He was being held Tuesday in the Prince William jail without bond.

Adeniji has previously been charged and convicted for the same actions elsewhere in Virginia, and two of the cancer patients who obtained treatments from Adeniji later died, the prosecutor said Tuesday. Authorities considered filing a murder charge against Adeniji in one of the cases, Lynchburg Commonwealthís Attorney Michael Doucette said, but decided they could not prove proximate cause between the treatment and her death. Medical experts had concluded the woman likely would have died no matter the treatment she received, he said.

Prince William police said they believed that Adeniji may have had patients across the United States and internationally, based on conversations he had with an undercover detective who made multiple visits to Adenijiís office just off Sudley Road. The lead detective in the case, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he works undercover, said Adeniji had been in the office building for 18 months but practicing locally for longer than that, and appeared to have no staff other than himself. It was not immediately clear how many patients Adeniji had seen, pending review of his seized records.

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If only he had sold homeopathic cancer treatments, he would still be free today.

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Reply Va. man claimed he had cure for cancer, charged $1,200 per bottle. Cops say itís bogus, bust him. (Original post)
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Orrex Aug 2016 #1

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Mon Aug 1, 2016, 11:36 AM

1. What's the harm?

They probably busted him because he was hurting Monsanto's profits. Or something.

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