Update on fraudulent medical devices...BD
A Mount Vernon couple operated a clandestine health-care clinic that offered bogus treatments for hepatitis and cancer with unproven medical devices, according to a federal grand-jury indictment.
Donald Brandt, 77, and Sharon Brandt, 65, who ran a clinic out of their home, face three felony counts involving fraud, according to the indictment. They will make an initial appearance on Jan. 3 in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The Brandts also fraudulently used an unproven, pain-relief device called the Electro-Acuscope Model 70-C, according to the indictment.
From 2002 through 2005, Donald Brandt posed as a medical doctor and used devices that purportedly fired radio frequencies that cured disease, according to a federal search warrant and state records. He had no health-care license or degree.