SD Man Pleads Guilty In Phony Physician Case
by Associated Press
May 11, 2013 6:59 PM
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.