Man Arrested After Three-Year Manhunt for Selling Fake COVID-19 Cure

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Utah authorities have announced the arrest of Gordon Hunter Pedersen, a man accused of posing as a doctor and selling a fake COVID-19 cure. The arrest comes after a three-year manhunt, with authorities spotting Pedersen during surveillance last month.

Pedersen, a native of Cedar Hills, Utah, was indicted on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, and felony introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud and mislead. Court documents reveal that Pedersen began selling a product called “structural alkaline silver” online at the beginning of the pandemic, falsely claiming it could destroy the virus. He also falsely claimed to be a board-certified “Anti-Aging Medical Doctor” and to hold a Ph.D. in immunology and naturopathic medicine.

Pedersen is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Tuesday.


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