After this news hit the media the reaction has been a mix of jubilation mixed with angst that it was for a short period of time.
The first conviction for the distribution of MMS is regardless a triumph for all who oppose MMS being used as a ‘ Cure’, it’s unscientifically proven, unregulated and is causing pain and suffering to thousands of autistic children and vulnerable adults globally.
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SELLER OF “MIRACLE MINERAL SOLUTION” SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR
MARKETING TOXIC CHEMICAL AS A MIRACLE CURE
WASHINGTON – A Spokane, Washington, man was sentenced last night to more than four years in federal prison for selling industrial bleach as a miracle cure for numerous diseases and illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, malaria, hepatitis, Lyme disease, asthma and the common cold, the Department of Justice announced today.
Louis Daniel Smith, 45, was sentenced by Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the Eastern District of Washington to serve 51 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.
After a seven-day trial in June, a jury convicted Smith of one count of conspiracy to commit multiple crimes, three counts of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead and one count of fraudulently smuggling merchandise into the United States. Evidence at trial showed that Smith operated a business called “Project GreenLife” (PGL) from 2007 to 2011. PGL sold a product called “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” or MMS, over the Internet. MMS is a mixture of sodium chlorite and water. Sodium chlorite is an industrial chemical used as a pesticide, for hydraulic fracturing and for wastewater treatment. Sodium chlorite cannot be sold for human consumption, and suppliers of the chemical include a warning sheet stating that it can cause potentially fatal side effects if swallowed.
“Today’s sentence is a just result reflecting the defendant’s role as the leader of a business that sold dangerous chemicals as miracle cures to sick people and their desperate loved ones,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “Consumers have the right to expect that the medicines that they purchase are safe and effective.”
The government presented evidence that Smith instructed consumers to combine MMS with citric acid to create chlorine dioxide, add water and drink the resulting mixture. Chlorine dioxide is a potent agent used to bleach textiles, among other industrial applications. Chlorine dioxide is a severe respiratory and eye irritant that can cause nausea, diarrhoea and dehydration. Smith provided instructions for use of his product including that nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting were all signs that the miracle cure was working. The instructions also stated that despite a risk of possible brain damage, the product might still be appropriate for pregnant women or infants who were seriously ill.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Smith created phony “water purification” and “wastewater treatment” businesses in order to obtain sodium chlorite and ship his MMS without being detected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The government also presented evidence that Smith hid evidence from FDA inspectors and destroyed evidence while law enforcement agents were executing search warrants.
Before trial, three of Smith’s alleged co-conspirators, Chris Olson, Tammy Olson and Karis DeLong, Smith’s wife, pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Chris Olson, along with alleged co-conspirators Matthew Darjanny and Joseph Lachnit, testified at trial that Smith was the leader of PGL.
The case was investigated by agents of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Christopher E. Parisi and Timothy T. Finley of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch in Washington, D.C.
I spoke briefly to Doug Nash, husband to Sylvie Nash who lost her life twelve hours after ingesting a fatal dose of MMS in August 2009. By all accounts a strong healthy woman, with a lust for life and a joy to be around.
The MMS she purchased was from Daniel Smiths company Project GreenLife.
After speaking to Doug I am pleased to include the following quotes:
“ There’s a ton of stuff on the Internet regarding mms and its role in my wife’s death in Vanuatu in 2009. For the story up until results of the Australian autopsy had still not been reported take a look at (i.e. google it) “Death in Paradise SMH”. For the best overall summary I’ve seen regarding the whole matter up until 2011 including what the 2010 autopsy report revealed, look at the attached article by BJ Skane.
The key factor tying LD Smith to my wife’s death is that his company PGL manufactured, labeled, and sold the very bottle of mms that Sylvia purchased from a sailor Luc Callebaut (in Port Vila, Vanuatu) having been convinced by Callebaut it was a valid medicine to ward off malaria; but instead it led to her death 12 hours after she took the ‘prescribed’ dose.
I have no further comment on how long Smith’s sentence should have been.
Thanks for your interest”.
Let’s hope that this conviction will set the precedent for other countries and they will begin to follow suit.