Virginia man arrested for selling fake cancer cure for $1,200 per bottle

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A Virginia man faces felony charges after authorities busted him for defrauding numerous patients by selling them an herbal mixture he claimed could cure cancer, according to The Washington Post.

Peter B. Adeniji, 67, was arrested Monday after a Prince William County drug task force raided his office and home. Mr. 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.

Mr. Adeniji is not a licensed physician, but his website claims he "has over 20 years of experience in the practice of naturopathic and holistic medicine." He also claims on his website that his treatments can reverse several diseases, including multiple sclerosis, inoperable brain tumors, multiple myeloma, lung cancer, breast tumors, congestive heart failure and prostate cancer, according to the report.

This is not the first time Mr. Adeniji has faced charges over his herbal mixtures. He pleaded guilty to felony fraud and practicing medicine without a license in June 2008. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but after striking a plea agreement with prosecutors and paying restitution, Mr. Adeniji spent less than four months in jail, according to the report. 

Mr. Adeniji's office was in Manassas City, Va., but police believe he may have had patients across the nation and internationally.

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