Fake Doctor Is Sentenced To 12 and 1/2 Years in Prison For Fraud and Money Laundering
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island announced recently that a federal judge had sentenced John E. Curran, a self-styled “natural healer” who also presented himself as a medical doctor, to 150 months in prison for fraud and money laundering. During the trial in May, prosecutors presented evidence that Curran sold clients a total of about $1.4 million worth of treatment and products after falsely diagnosing a variety of ailments.
The evidence further showed that Curran told clients that they had “live parasites” in their blood, that they had severely reduced blood cell counts, or that their immune system was ruined. He told clients that they had or would develop life-threatening diseases or were near death. He falsely claimed in a brochure and other media that he had cured a patient of cancer. To treat these ailments and diseases, Curran offered what he called "E-water" and the specially formulated "Green Drink" (which was actually a commercially available dietary supplement that Curran bought from a distributor). To reassure clients, Curran made false claims about his qualifications, educational background and training.
See the full release here (PDF).