Jul. 15, 2008

Jail sentences for Galavit scam

Today the Kassel court sentenced a 64 year old man to 7 years and 3 months of prison time. He was the head of a group of 5, who sold Galavit to cancer patients, falsely claiming it to be a wonder drug against cancer. The doctor who was involved was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months and a journalist who put out articles about the "wonder drug healing cancerous tumors" was sentenced to 3 years in jail.

The group told their patients (approx. 132 cancer patients), that the drug was developed in the Russian space program and showed good results with cancer patients- both lies. The Russian space agency denied any tests in space almost all patients died within a few months after being treated.

Those patients paid 8500 Euros for the treatment, while you can buy the stuff at Russian pharmacies for approx 66 Euros- a total scam. But more important than those hideous fees is the fact that those patients lost a lot of precious time to treat their tumors. The group shamelessly used cancer patiens who were vulnerable and desperate, and it's good to see that we don't tolerate that behavior.

Let's just hope the sentence won't be reduced after a possible appeal.

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