Enlarge / Bottles of MMS, the bleach product that Genesis II Church of Health and Healing was ordered to stop selling. (credit: Genesis II Church of Health and Healing)

A Florida family that allegedly formed a faux church and made over $1 million by falsely selling toxic, industrial bleach as a miracle cure for HIV, cancer, COVID-19, and other diseases is now standing trial in Miami.

Mark Grenon, 65, his sons Jonathan, 37, Joseph, 35, and Jordan, 29, and their quasi-religious church, Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, based in Bradenton, are all facing federal criminal charges from 2020 of conspiring to defraud the US and selling misbranded drugs. Their trial began Monday.

After the charges were filed in 2020, Jonathan and Jordan Grenon were arrested in Bradenton, but Mark and Joseph fled to Colombia, where there were arrested by local authorities and extradited to the US.

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