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Family indicted, accused of selling bleach as COVID cure

FILE: MILLBURN, NJ - MARCH 13: A product supply update sign limiting shoppers to 2 items each of bleach, disinfecting sprays, sanitizing wipes, liquid soap and bar soap and empty shelves on March 13, 2020 at Shop Rite Supermarket in Millburn, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

MIAMI (AP) — A family accused of selling a toxic industrial bleach as a coronavirus cure through their church has been indicted on federal charges.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Mark Grenon and his three sons with one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts each of criminal contempt.

Grenon is the archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Bradenton, Florida. Officials say the church sells chlorine dioxide and the Grenons claim the toxic solution can cure a vast variety of illnesses.

A federal judge last year ordered the church to stop selling the substance, but officials say the order was ignored.

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