Every year, thousands of people in Minnesota and throughout the nation die from cancer. The cure for this dread disease is still not evident, but one Los Angeles doctor claimed that her herbal supplements would cure not only cancer, but diabetes and multiple sclerosis as well. She bilked patients out of more than $1.1 million and caused several cases of wrongful death before she was finally arrested and convicted.
The 58-year-old Los Angeles doctor received a federal prison sentence of 14 years for her actions. She was convicted of witness tampering, wire fraud and tax evasion. Some prosecutors said that they had never seen a worse example of fraud and called the doctor a "callous" and "insensitive" person who preyed on people at their weakest. She was ordered to forfeit more than $1.2 million in personal assets as a result of her conviction.