Posted 10 September 2020
Colombian officials say they have arrested Mark Grenon and his son Joseph Grenon who are wanted in the United States on charges they illegally sold chloride dioxide-releasing “Miracle Mineral Solution” (MMS) as a miracle cure for COVID-19 and other diseases under the guise of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing. The Colombian prosecutor’s office said the Grenons were shipping their products from the beach town of Santa Marta to clients in the United States, Colombia, and Africa.
[Associated Press. Floridians who promoted bleach cocktail as a COVID-19 cure arrested in Colombia. CBC, Aug 13, 2020]
In July, Mark and his sons Jonathan, Jordan, and Joseph, all of Brandenton, Florida, were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; and criminal contempt.
[Father and sons charged in Miami federal court with selling toxic bleach as fake “miracle” cure for Covid-19 and violating court orders. U.S. Attorney’s Office, news release, July 8, 2020]
Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court in Florida entered permanent injunctions that prohibit the Grenons and their “church” from selling or distributing unapproved or misbranded products such as Mineral Miracle Solution (MMS).
[Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup. FDA news release, Aug 11, 2020]
The perpetrators’ main websites now state: “Due to US Dept. of Justice permanent injunction against the Genesis II Church, this site is closed. —Bishop Mark S. Grenon.”