A man from Virginia was arrested for a second time after being caught selling a fake cure for cancer.
Eight years ago, the man was posing as a doctor and recommended a fake cure for cancer in Lynchburg, Virginia.
As a consequence, Peter B. Adeniji-Bello was convicted of larceny by false pretense and spent four months in prison. However, soon after being released, the man moved to Northern Virginia and opened a practice that offered treatment based on a holistic and all-powerful liquid.
Now, the police from Prince Williams County arrested the man for doing the same thing over again. The man has 67 years old and has been working at the Integrated Health and Wellness Medical Practice in Manassas. An anonymous tip motivated police to investigate his practice and to discover the scam.
Adeniji-Bello is said to have also discouraged traditional treatments for cancer, putting people at risk. He sold his medicine for $1,200 each bottle; even if the drugs did not have the effects they were supposed to.
The website that promoted his activity said that the fake doctor had more than 20 years of practice in naturopathic and holistic medicine.
The detectives that searched Adeniji’s office discovered $17,000 and ingredients that were used to prepare the fake medicine. The false cure for cancer had been sent to an FBI lab for analysis, but the officers can already tell that the substance does not fulfill its declared purpose.
While talking with the undercover police officer that was sent to verify the tip off, the false doctor tried to minimize the importance of traditional treatments and to promote his expensive miracle drug.
The fake doctor also performed a physical exam on the detective and he located a tumor even if the police officer does not have cancer.
Adeniji-Bello is charged with operating a medical practice without a license, obtaining money by false pretenses, dispensing drugs without a license and money laundering.
In 2008, the fake doctor risked being charged with murder as two of the cancer patients that obtained treatment from him have died. However, there was no sufficient evidence that the death was produced by Adeniji’s medicine.
The authorities believe that this may not be an isolated incident. Even if the practice was placed in Virginia, the fake doctor could have had patients all over the country and even outside the US borders.
The police urge people who were Adeniji-Bello’s patients in the practice to contact the authorities.
Moreover, the cancer support group officials say that patients should be careful when they are being offered a cure.
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