Daniel Smith Convicted on 5 out of 6 Counts in FDA v. MMS Railroading
[Editor's Note: ZSL forwarded me the Jim Humble email on the outcome of Daniel's trial. It doesn't surprise me that he was convicted because the government can convict anyone they want, and for any reason. They got the judge in their pocket and can make arrangements to have the jury see things 'their way.' In this case, it looks like his own defense lawyer(s) sold him out by not presenting a defense. I don't know the details yet of what happened. The FDA wanted to make an example of Daniel in order to set the stage for limiting the availability of MMS. Why? Because it's an inexpensive, easily available oxidizing agent which, when applied in proper dosage, can kill off pathogens in the body without causing any harm to the body (despite the blatant disinformation contained in the FDA press release below about Daniel's conviction). As more people around the world become aware of the remarkable germicidal properties of MMS, it presents an economic threat to the multi billion dollar pharmaceutical industry, which, as you know, supply the very individuals who run and control the FDA, such as the recently resigned FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, who can't seem to take any sort of judicial action against a Massachusetts pharmacy who killed 64 people with a steroid drug and caused many others to get meningitis, but has no problem railroading an innocent man into prison for 34 years who never hurt or killed anybody. ]
May 29, 2015
On May 27, 2015 health freedom defender, humanitarian, and friend Daniel Smith was taken into US Marshal custody after a trial that could only be described as a complete farce and a sham.
The judge, Rosanna Malouf Peterson, refused to allow Daniel to put on a defense, call a single one of thirty three witnesses, or testify on his own behalf. At the same time, the judge allowed the prosecution to knowingly illicit false testimony and deceive the jury in closing arguments. She also refused to allow the jurors to read the law Daniel was charged with and effectively directed them to find Daniel guilty of crimes for which there was no supporting evidence.
The following day, the prosecutor Christopher E. Parisi was rewarded with a promotion as new U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania making him one of the youngest, least qualified U.S. attorneys in American history. We are not surprised: systemic corruption rewards and protects the corrupt.
Legal experts across America agree, Daniel Smith’s case is 100% reversible, but it will take time because the wheels of justice turn exceedingly slow. The FDA would stop at nothing to gain this case precedent and destroy our health freedoms, even knowing they will lose the case on appeal. Experts also agree that Daniel should be home right now with his family pending sentencing, which is scheduled for September. However, the judge has made it a mission to punish Daniel for exposing voluminous judicial and prosecutorial misconduct in this case.
Daniel still needs our help. Please write the judge and ask her to reconsider Daniel Smith’s presentencing detention. He needs out immediately.
Those who know Daniel, know also that he is a generous man and a loving father, a person who fights for others and stands up for what is right. Daniel is far from a criminal or a flight risk and he needs to be home with his family. If you don’t know Daniel personally, but believe in MMS or health freedoms, or if Daniel has touched your life in some special way, please write and respectfully ask Chief Judge Rosanna Peterson for Daniel’s release and tell your story. He needs our voice now. Ask her to free Daniel.
Judge Rosanna Peterson
c/o Daniel Smith Defense Team
1314 S Grand Blvd Ste 2-128
Spokane WA 99202
Please also feel free to write Daniel Smith personally to encourage him and thank him for standing up for our health freedoms. His current address is:
(First Line on envelope) Louis Daniel Smith #241321
(Second Line)Sunnyside Jail
(Third Line) 401 Homer Street
(Forth Line)Sunnyside, Washington 98944
Daniel still needs your financial help with his defense fund. Gofundme deleted his account upon his wrongful conviction but you can still send support via PayPal to Rich Janoka on Daniel’s behalf at email@example.com.
Or Mail Donations to:
1314 S Grand Blvd. Ste 2-128
Spokane, Washington 99202
Or send a check or money order to Daniel Smith c/o 1314 S Grand Blvd. Ste 2-128, Spokane WA, 99202.
From: Genesis II Church
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Subject: Daniel Smith Convicted on 5 out of 6 Counts (2015-05-29)
Daniel Smith Convicted on 5 out of 6 Counts
Daniel Smith was taken into custody Wednesday (May 27th) after his conviction on 5 out of 6 counts. I tell you this with a heavy heart. How could this happen? The only thing Daniel ever did was sell people a solution that would help them recover their health. The FDA was trying to send Daniel to prison for 36 years. But now, as far as we know, the Judge will not sentence Daniel for another 6 months while Daniel languishes in prison and no one knows how long the sentence will be.
For those of you who don’t know, the FDA has been trying to stop Daniel for almost a decade. They have taken him to court again and again. Daniel went to a foreign country for a time, but he chose to come back and fight the FDA as he felt that the world needed someone to counteract the evil things that the FDA continues to do.
Daniel has been fighting for all of us for all these years. My feeling is that Daniel’s lawyers betrayed him. Since the lawyers are really officers of the court and under the judges command, one’s lawyers are never really on the defendant’s side. The night before Daniel’s verdict, I was informed by someone who was there, that his lawyers didn’t even present a defense. Evidently Daniel’s lawyers said that since the prosecutors had not “proven” their case it was not their job to demonstrate that they showed no proof. So they opted out and did not even present a defense expecting the jury to see the truth without them saying anything. That is the greatest farce to humankind I have heard so far. This case means tremendous things to all of us, and to mankind, as it will have tremendous effect on the sales of MMS from now on, and Daniel’s lawyers didn’t even present the defense! Oh, they made a short closing statement, but the prosecution went on and on for several days and the defense opted out. That’s crazy!
At this time I do not know all of the 6 charges that were made against Daniel, I hope to have that information for you soon, but one of the charges was smuggling. His import company simply checked the wrong box at the top of the importation paper. It wasn’t even Daniel that that filled the paper out, but the FDA called it smuggling and there is a long prison sentence for smuggling. They couldn’t get him for doing anything wrong about selling MMS so they are charging him with a lot of ridiculous things.
Regarding juries, it seems the judge never tells the jury that they can not only decide if one is guilty or not guilty, but they can decide the law as well. That means they can decide if the law applies in each case or not. That is written into the constitution. I am 82 years old and have observed numerous cases during my lifetime and I have personally never seen a case yet that I thought the judge properly instructed the jury. America has more people in prison than most of the rest of the world, and since prisons are the business of large corporations, this is just one more thing that is wrong with the system.
I suppose the FDA will continue to try to stop MMS but now with a much greater push, as they will feel that they can use this conviction to throw fear into all of us who would try to help our fellow men and humanity.
I will have more to say about Daniel after I find out more details from the court. I am so sorry that Daniel has tried to help us and is being punished for it, but there are still things that we can do. The FDA has not seen the last of us and they are now playing with fire as there are many who want to see the FDA completely disbanded.
Archbishop Jim Humble
Comment from Daniel Smith posted on May 26, 2015:
Dear Friends and Family,
I am writing this latest update (May 26, 2015) on the eve of a jury verdict. The trial of myself (and MMS) has been in full swing since May 18, 2015. A jury of 12 began deliberating at noon today. Having taken a recess and gone home to their families at 5 p.m., they will return at 9 a.m. At sometime in the near future (tomorrow we think) a verdict will be returned that will bring about a climax to a saga that began almost a decade ago.
I am reminded of a quote shared with me at the beginning of this journey... "If you knew Who walks beside you on the way that you have chosen, fear would be impossible."
I can't say that I have always remained fearless; indeed I have not. In spite of these fears however, I have felt a mysterious calm in the last week - as if in the eye of a hurricane - a peace that passes understanding... undoubtedly the product of countless prayers reaching us from all corners of the world.
If you have a moment when you receive this update, please say a short prayer - whatever that looks like - specifically, that wisdom and courage will rest upon the jurors in this case as they seek to find their way through the maze of information they have been presented with - and that whatever is good, right and true, will take the day. Because miracles reach us all from outside of time, I suspect it matters not when you receive this message - or when you send your thoughts.
Thank you again for all your support - and for walking beside me (and my family) along this journey. I will try to give another update soon.
Press release posted by the FDA ("Protecting and Promoting Your Health") on May 28, 2015:
May 28, 2015: Seller of "Miracle Mineral Solution" Convicted for Marketing Toxic Chemical as a Miracle Cure
Food and Drug Administration
Office of Criminal Investigations
U.S. Department of Justice Press Release
For Immediate Release
May 28, 2015
United States Department of Justice
WASHINGTON – A federal jury in the Eastern District of Washington returned a guilty verdict yesterday against a Spokane, Washington, man for selling industrial bleach as a miracle cure for numerous diseases and illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, malaria, hepatitis, lyme disease, asthma and the common cold, the Department of Justice announced.
Louis Daniel Smith, 45, was convicted following a seven-day trial of conspiracy, smuggling, selling misbranded drugs and defrauding the United States. Evidence at trial showed that Smith operated a business called “Project GreenLife” (PGL) from 2007 to 2011. PGL sold a product called “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” or MMS, over the Internet. MMS is a mixture of sodium chlorite and water. Sodium chlorite is an industrial chemical used as a pesticide and for hydraulic fracking and wastewater treatment. Sodium chlorite cannot be sold for human consumption and suppliers of the chemical include a warning sheet stating that it can cause potentially fatal side effects if swallowed.
“This verdict demonstrates that the Department of Justice will prosecute those who sell dangerous chemicals as miracle cures to sick people and their desperate loved ones,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “Consumers have the right to expect that the medicines that they purchase are safe and effective.” Mizer thanked the jury for its service and its careful consideration of the evidence.
The government presented evidence that Smith instructed consumers to combine MMS with citric acid to create chlorine dioxide, add water and drink the resulting mixture to cure numerous illnesses. Chlorine dioxide is a potent agent used to bleach textiles, among other industrial applications. Chlorine dioxide is a severe respiratory and eye irritant that can cause nausea, diarrhea and dehydration. According to the instructions for use that Smith provided with his product, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting were all signs that the miracle cure was working. The instructions also stated that despite a risk of possible brain damage, the product might still be appropriate for pregnant women or infants who were seriously ill.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Smith created phony “water purification” and “wastewater treatment” businesses in order to obtain sodium chlorite and ship his MMS without being detected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The government also presented evidence that Smith hid evidence from FDA inspectors and destroyed evidence while law enforcement agents were executing search warrants on his residence and business.
Before trial, three of Smith’s alleged co-conspirators, Chris Olson, Tammy Olson and Karis DeLong, Smith’s wife, pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Chris Olson, along with alleged co-conspirators Matthew Darjanny and Joseph Lachnit, testified at trial that Smith was the leader of PGL.
In all, the jury convicted Smith of one count of conspiracy to commit multiple crimes, three counts of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead and one count of fraudulently smuggling merchandise into the United States. The jury found Smith not guilty on one out of four of the misbranded drug counts. He faces a statutory maximum of 34 years in prison at his Sept. 9 sentencing.
The case was investigated by agents of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The case was prosecuted by Christopher E. Parisi and Timothy T. Finley of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch in Washington, D.C.
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