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Bradenton man and his sons accused of selling fake coronavirus cure

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 16:48:10-04

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFTS) — A Bradenton man and his three sons are facing federal charges in connection with illegal sales of a "bleach-like chemical mixture" as a miracle cure for COVID-19, according to the Associated Press.

The substance, marketed as Miracle Mineral Solution, was sold nationwide through Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Bradenton, AP reports.

On Wednesday, the South Manatee Fire Department responded to a HAZMAT situation at the church property.

Crews at the scene found the following chemicals:

  • 52 gallons muriatic acid (similar to diluted bleach and is commonly used in swimming pools)
  • 22 gallons of the finished “Miracle Mineral Solution”
  • 8,300 pounds sodium chlorite

Authorities charged 62-year-old Mark Grenon and his sons with two conspiracy counts and criminal contempt, AP reports.

Back in April, a Miami federal judge ordered the church to stop selling the substance. Authorities, however, said the church ignored the order.

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