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SD Man Pleads Guilty In Phony Physician Case



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A 74-year-old South Dakota man accused of acting as a doctor to test someone for cancer and prescribe pills has pleaded guilty in federal court.
    
John Martin, of Spearfish, is charged with mail fraud and misbranding of a drug. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
    
Authorities say that Martin instructed a person to send him money and samples of blood, saliva and hair so he could test the samples for cancer. He also directed a person to take herbal supplement pills as a treatment for cancer.
       
A sentencing date has not been set.
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