A Tennessee man who peddled home-healthcare products over the Internet has pleaded guilty to computer fraud.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that Perry Belcher, 44, drew a 10-year suspended sentence in state criminal court and agreed to give up cash, vehicles and other property valued at more than $1 million. He must also shut down his Internet sites for outfits called Selmedica and Increase Media and several related enterprises.
Belcher was accused of using bogus scientific research and fake testimonials to sell products for treating a wide range of medical disabilities. Prosecutors say he claimed his remedies had special powers when he was actually selling products commonly found in drugstores and supermarkets.