As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares a state of emergency amid a spike in coronavirus circumstances, the state’s legal professional normal, Letitia James, goes after a Chrisitan televangelist for “false promoting.”
A visitor of The Jim Bakker Present on Feb. 12, Sherrill Sellman, was requested if the “Silver Resolution,” bought for $125 on his web site, could be efficient in opposition to the coronavirus.
“As an example it hasn’t been examined on this pressure of the coronavirus,” Sellman, a naturopathic physician, is quoted as saying, “but it surely’s been examined on different trains of the coronavirus and has been capable of remove it inside 12 hours.”
Lisa Landau despatched a “stop and desist” letter to Bakker, who has beforehand served jail time for federal fraud and conspiracy prices within the 90s, on March three giving him 10 enterprise days to conform or presumably face a nice of $5,000 per violation.
“Your present’s section could mislead shoppers as to the effectiveness of the Silver Resolution product in defending in opposition to the present outbreak,” Landau wrote.
The World Well being Group mentioned there isn’t any identified FDA permitted drugs or vaccine capable of forestall or deal with COVID-19 right now.
“As we experience more cases of coronavirus, it is imperative that New Yorkers remain calm, but stay vigilant,” the legal professional normal mentioned in an announcement.
“Along with being aware about our well being, we should additionally watch out for unscrupulous actors who try and make the most of this concern and anxiousness to rip-off or deceive shoppers. I encourage anybody who believes they’re the sufferer of a rip-off or predatory motion to contact my workplace and file a criticism,” she added.
Bakker served 5 years of a 45-year sentence for stealing thousands and thousands from his ministry, The Reward the Lord Membership. He was additionally accused of raping Jessica Hahn, a church’s secretary, within the 1980s. Bakker testified that he had been arrange, arguing that intercourse with Hahn was consensual.