Tucson Man Arrested for Promoting Fraudulent Cancer Treatment
|FBI Phoenix December 02, 2010|
PHOENIX, AZ—Phoenix FBI Special Agent in Charge Nathan Thomas Gray, Phoenix Division, announced today the arrest of a Tucson man accused of promoting fake health remedies.
Robert Ray White, Jr., age 48, was arrested without incident this morning at his home on North Sarnoff Road in Tucson. White is alleged to have operated an illegal medical treatment business from his residence. White reportedly told individuals that he could treat illnesses such as cancer with an unproven treatment in exchange for money.
One of the unproven treatments White is alleged to have provided is Ozone therapy. According to Arizona state records, White has no medical licensure or certification to administer such treatment. Likewise, White has no license to operate a medical treatment program in the State of Arizona.
In connection with the investigation, White’s residence was searched today by agents of the FBI and members of the Tucson Police Department.
He was arrested on the following Arizona State violations: aggravated assault, fraud, illegally controlling an enterprise, and practicing medicine without a license.
The case is being worked jointly by the FBI and the Tucson Police Department.
“This joint investigation takes aim at an individual thought to be promising fake treatments to vulnerable persons suffering from cancer. Because this man is accused of preying on people with life-threatening illnesses, the FBI takes great satisfaction in acting on this deplorable scam,” Special Agent in Charge Gray stated.
It should be noted that the charges against Mr. White are not indicative of guilt. All persons arrested by the FBI are presumed innocent until proven guilty.