Just this past November, David Noakes, 65, was sentenced to 15 months in jail for manufacturing and selling the anti-cancer treatment, GcMAF, (part of that sentence was three-months for money laundering) without market authorization. (In other words, he was not licensed to do so.)
“Jailing Noakes for a total of 15 months and scientist Dr Rodney Smith, 55, for eight months for his role in manufacturing the drugs, Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said: “This case concerns an investigation by the MHRA into the unauthorized manufacture, sale and supply of a product called GcMAF which is claimed to be a treatment for a vast range of serious diseases including cancer, multiple sclerosis, ME, HIV and autism.”1
At issue was not only the fact that Noakes made GcMAF and sold it, but that he told people chemo would harm them. The judge said, “What is particularly horrifying about that website is to be found a bit further on: ‘It’s a waste of money to take chemo and GcMAF. Chemo destroys your immune system while GcMAF rebuilds it. Once you have your GcMAF back your immune system will cure you of most cancers. In the liver it will work, providing the war is not too serious.'”2
But Noakes, sentenced for two counts of manufacturing a medicinal product without a manufacturer’s license and two of selling or supplying medicinal products without market authorization, wasn’t the only one.
- Dr. Rodney Smith of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was charged with two counts of manufacturing the drug without a license, two counts of selling or supplying and one count of possessing the unauthorized medicine and was sentenced to eight months in jail.5
- Emma Ward, 44, also of Huntingdon, was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years and also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to five charges relating to unlicensed medicine.3
- Loraine Noakes, of Ringwood, Hampshire, was charged with two counts of selling or supplying medicinal products without market authorization. Her sentence was suspended but she was also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.4
- and Ukip branch chairman Brian Hall, of Maidstone Road, New Southgate, was convicted of one count of possession of an unauthorized medical product and will be sentenced at a later date.6