Promoter of herbal cancer cure is arrested for fraud
California authorities have brought fraud charges against a family physician who allegedly told cancer patients that she could cure them with herbs and prayer.
"In all, federal prosecutors said (Dr. Christine) Daniel siphoned about $1.1 million from 55 families between 2001 and 2004. At least six patients ranging in age from 4 to 69 died within seven months after seeing Daniel...Prosecutors said Daniel concocted a remedy known, among other names, as "C-Extract" that she claimed would help treat cancer and other afflictions such as multiple sclerosis, hepatitis, and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Some of her patients were drawn to her from her appearance on TBN's "Praise the Lord." Daniel told viewers she collected herbs from around the world, and, when they were combined with prayer, there was a good chance their cancer could be cured.
"We have seen the dead raised," Daniel said on the broadcast, according to the indictment."
What was TBN thinking when they let this quack on the air?