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Pastor Punished for Selling Fake Cancer Cure on TBN

Christine Daniel's victims, including the wife of COGIC bishop George McKinney, reportedly trusted her because she was a pastor.

Healthy habits may be able to prevent cancer, but don't count on Christine Daniel's herbal "C-Extract" to cure the disease. After all, C-Extract–and the false claims Daniel made about it–just landed her in federal prison for 14 years.

The Orange County Weekly reports that Daniel, a physician and Pentecostal minister who sold her C-Extract product on Trinity Broadcast Network, received a sentence of "14 years in federal prison because her 'brown sludge' was actually made of suntan lotion and beef flavoring."

Daniel also will need to pay $1.2 million–only slightly more than the "$1.1 million [taken] from 55 families over three years for her herbal 'C-Extract.' At least six patients died over a six-month period."

According to the Wall Street Journal, patients came to Daniel, trusted her, and chose C-Extract as a chemotherapy alternative–all because she was a minister.

Among those patients was Church of God in Christ (COGIC) bishop George McKinney's late wife, Jean, who died in 2004.

Local news reported in 2009, when Daniel first was arrested, that "Daniel gave Jean McKinney herbs she said were grown in South America and Africa. Prosecutors said they were actually vitamins that could be bought at any drugstore. George McKinney paid Daniel more than $100,000 for the herbs and treatments."

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