Doctor Cites Trump’s Promotion of COVID-19 Drug in Fighting Fraud Charge

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, June 1, 2020

Dr. Jennings Staley has been to war. He served on the front lines in Iraq as an Air Force physician, tending to the atrocities suffered by civilians and fighters alike.
So when COVID-19 arrived on U.S. soil, the internal medicine specialist-turned-med spa doctor once again wanted to be on the front lines — and armed with what many touted to be the best weapon available: hydroxychloroquine.
“He treated this as a war situation,” explained his attorney, Patrick Griffin.
But in the eyes of federal investigators, Staley, 44, was less a war fighter than a swindler. Now, in what appears to be a first involving the controversial medication, he is being federally prosecuted on a charge of mail fraud, accused of hailing the malaria drug as a “miracle cure” and “magic bullet” to an undercover FBI agent posing as a prospective patient, according to federal court documents.

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