Florida man and his sons who sold bleach as a fake covid cure are sentenced to 35 years in prison combined

A federal judge in Miami handed down prison sentences to a Florida man and his three adult sons for selling toxic industrial bleach and falsely claiming it cured COVID-19, NBC Miami reported.

Jonathan Grenon, 37, and Jordan Grenon, 29, were sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison, while Mark Grenon, 66, and Joseph Grenon, 36, each were sentenced to five years. ‘

They were all found guilty by a jury of conspiring to defraud the United States and deliver misbranded drugs.

From NBC Miami:

Prosecutors called the Grenons “con men” and “snake-oil salesmen” and said the Bradenton family’s Genesis II Church of Health and Healing sold $1 million worth of their so-called Miracle Mineral Solution.

In videos, it was pitched as a cure for 95% of known diseases, including COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, autism, brain cancer, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, prosecutors said.

What the Grenons were selling was actually chlorine dioxide, officials said. When ingested, the solution becomes a bleach that is typically used for such things as treating textiles, industrial water, pulp and paper, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Authorities said it is the same as drinking bleach and can be fatal.

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