Feds suing 'stem cell' scammers for preying on the elderly. Oh, and they're Scientologists. - 2021-12-24
(Peyroux, left, and Detelich)
In March 2020, about a week before the pandemic hit us here in the US, we wrote a story about how a Colorado physician named Chris Centeno was exposing fly-by-night operations selling bogus cures based on what sounded like legitimate, emerging medical technologies. But even if stem cells and other emerging trends in medicine held great promise, what these scammers were doing was just downright fraudulent, and the government wasn't keeping up with it, Centeno argued.
What intrigued us specifically about Centeno's whistleblowing was that among the bad actors he had identified were a couple of Scientologists. Grant Cardone, for example, Centeno singled out as a huckster who was selling bogus stem cell nonsense to chiropractors, a favorite Scientology target.