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Kansas doctor who offered fake Lyme disease cure pleads guilty

October 27, 2010

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— A Kansas doctor has pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme to sell a phony system to diagnose and cure Lyme disease.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 61-year-old John R. Toth, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Monday for his part in the fraud. He agreed to pay a $30,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Jan. 18.

Toth admitted that, beginning in September 2001, he and three co-defendants began selling a microscope they said could diagnose Lyme disease. They also promoted a drug treatment plan they claimed could cure the disease. Toth charged patients for use of the microscope and drugs.

Authorities say the drugs caused the death of one Kansas resident and renal failure in another.

Toth's three co-defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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gr 3 years, 5 months ago

In other news, big business industry is getting by with selling a phony pork flu prevention potion. Fortunately, only one died with Toth's scam. His drugs must be less hazardous than those of the vaccine scam.

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