Los Angeles, CA -- A doctor who said she could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases through an herbal supplement is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom after being convicted of defrauding dozen of patients across the nation out of $1 million.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 58-year-old Christine Daniel to 27 years in prison for crimes they deem cruel, despicable and heinous. Daniel was found guilty of 11 counts, including wire fraud, tax evasion and witness tampering.
Authorities say Daniel enticed patients to take her herbal product. She charged as much as $100,000 for a six-month treatment program that she claimed could cure cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Some of her patients, however, died from complications of cancer within three to six months after taking the supplement.