BRADENTON – A Bradenton family has been indicted and charged by a federal grand jury in Miami for selling industrial bleach as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19. The grand jury returned the indictment on Friday, charging Bradenton residents Mark Grenon, 62, and each of his three sons – Jonathan Grenon, 34, Jordan Grenon, 26, and Joseph Grenon, 32 – with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts of criminal contempt. If convicted, the Grenons face up to life imprisonment. The indictment claims that the Grenons fraudulently marketed and sold “Miracle Mineral Solution” as a “miracle” cure-all for dozens of other serious diseases and disorders. The Grenons received more than $1 million from selling MMS as a treatment for ailments such as COVID-19, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, autism, Parkinson’s disease and other serious medical conditions, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Mark Grenon is the archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, based in Bradenton, Florida. The church sells chlorine dioxide as a “Miracle Mineral Solution,” officials said . When ingested, the solution sold by the Grenons becomes a bleach that is typically used for such things as treating textiles, industrial water, pulp and paper, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Authorities said ingesting these products is the same as drinking bleach and can be fatal. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in misinformation and conspiracy theories about the scale of the pandemic and the origin, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. False information, including intentional disinformation, has been spread through social media, text messaging, and mass media. Journalists have been arrested for allegedly spreading fake news about the pandemic. False information has also been propagated by celebrities, politicians, and other prominent public figures. The spread of COVID-19 misinformation by governments has also been significant.