TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A former Port Angeles naturopathic physician was sentenced to eight months in prison and one year supervised release after being found guilty of selling products he claimed could prevent numerous serious diseases, including COVID-19.
Richard Marschall was convicted in 2021, after a four-day trial, of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, his third conviction.
That’s according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
The jury found that his marketing was false or misleading and because his products were not listed with the FDA.
At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle said it’s dangerous during the COVID pandemic for people to defer medical care.