Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

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Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by Martian » Thu 4 Dec 2008 16:46

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From: WoodTick
Subject: Bachynsky - ICHT
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:18:01 -0800 (PST)

Nicholas Bachynsky was sentenced today in Miami to 168 months in
prison for his role in the Helvetia/ICHT scam. He has remained in
federal custody in the Miami Detention Center since his arrest in
April 2004. He will most likely serve 7 more years for his crime.

His co-defendant, Rick Anders, pled guilty in May 2008 in exchange for
a 10 year sentence. His other 2 co-defendants both pled guilty years
ago and received 5 years each. Laurence Dean has served his time and
has since been deported to England. Arthur Scheinert began his
sentence a few months ago.

Bachynsky will also have 3 years of supervised release, as well as
$5.85 million in restitution. That is the amount they fleeced from

For those who are unaware of this man, he was treating lyme patients
in Europe from 2001-2003 with 2,4-dinitrophenol, charging $20,000+ per
treatment. A young American physician died on the second day of

Italian authorities have a warrant for his arrest for what they call
"worse than murder." Italy will be waiting for him while he completes
his sentence in the U.S.

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Re: Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by Claudia » Thu 4 Dec 2008 16:58

Good to know that there is some justice.

Rita had started this thread a while back. Any one that still thinks it serves the Lyme community to keep quiet, only speak positive, never question, always provide a united front and hide anything that may be unseemly in LymeLand needs to read this:

"Bachynsky scam history lesson" ... =12&t=1284

Shame on the enabling censorship that takes place on LNusa.

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Re: Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by cave76 » Thu 4 Dec 2008 17:24

Following the link Claudia posted-----this comment by Rita:
*****This was truly a low point in LymeLand where a 'perfect storm' of enablers & phoney patients used websites, newsletters--the whole nine manipulative yards--to push an eye popping illegal scam by a 'doctor' who had his license revoked in 1990 because of his criminal conviction.******
Too bad that LNusa couldn't be cited as an 'accomplice'.
Yeah, I know---- silly----- but....????

And Bachynsky will probably have women offering to marry him, while he's in jail! Wonder which of the Lymnetters (usa) will be that woman. :bonk:

I remember that 'perfect storm' all too well . I'm not sure that that 'perfect storm' has been quieted though. Viral marketing has come 'into it's own' and is everywhere.

Claudia said:

Shame on the enabling censorship that takes place on LNusa.

My continual puzzlement is------ LNusa is well known for it's censorship. But they have a very strange pattern in their censoring policies. Now there is one poor soul there who is 'experimenting' with Frontline dog collars and/or the drugs that are in Frontline. Hard to keep track of when he's doing, but mainly using his blood for his hazy, crazy 'experiments'.

EXCEPT that he reported that his mother used it! What 'it' was is unclear to me---- but here is an excerpt of what he posted:
Anyway, She against my advice took a 6lb cat dose of frontline plus and same as my response, she got joint pains surge...runs...then drop of stabbing pains soon after...about 2-3 days for her, me about 7 days...but I ended up taking 4 doses of FLP. ... 1;t=074568

And the masses stand on the side line, cheering him on! Just a few protesters---- but they're shouted down by most. Sigh.

Why isn't that being censored? Surely LNusa doesn't benefit from the sale of Frontline????

Sorry for the side-track here-----but it's part and parcel of the mystery of LNusa.

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Re: Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by Martian » Thu 4 Dec 2008 17:47

The following is from The United States Attorney's Office - Southern District of Florida

Source: ... 03-01.html
Press Release

December 3, 2008


R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today’s sentencing of defendant Nicholas Bachynsky. Bachynsky was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan to 14 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, on his conviction on one count of conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud, and one count of securities fraud. In addition, the Court ordered restitution in the amount of $5,509,364.70, and the forfeiture of $450,000 in U.S. currency and two Swiss bank accounts.

Bachynsky’s three co-defendants in the case – Arthur Scheinert, Laurence Dean, and Richard Anders – have all pled guilty. Scheinert received a 30-month term of imprisonment; Dean received a 57-month term of imprisonment; and Anders received a 10-year term of imprisonment.

Bachynsky’s conviction resulted from the marketing of stock and notes for a start-up company known as Helvetia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Helvetia was launched in early 2001 to administer and develop a cancer treatment in Europe known as intracellular hyperthermia therapy. Helvetia’s solicitation of investors centered around a series of sales materials that contained a succession of significant misrepresentations. Bachynsky was the primary author of the false representations contained in the Helvetia sales materials.

During the six week trial, the government called witnesses and introduced exhibits that showed that the sales materials falsified the results of a series of unsuccessful laboratory and clinical trials, claiming that the trials had shown the therapy to be successful. The sales materials also falsely claimed that Helvetia possessed exclusive rights to the intercellular hyperthermia therapy. However, several years earlier Bachynsky had sold the rights to therapy to a former business associate. The sales materials further falsely claimed that the treatment was non-toxic, when in fact the treatment was based upon a substance that was not approved for human consumption by the federal Food and Drug Administration and was used commercially in pesticides and wood preservatives. The sales materials also covered up Bachynsky’s true role in the company and failed to disclose both his criminal history and adverse regulatory history.

Between early 2001 and August 2002, Helvetia raised close to $6 million from investors. Most investors lost their entire investment. Substantial portions of investor funds were misappropriated by Helvetia insiders for their own personal use.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Acosta also expressed appreciation for the cooperative efforts of the Southeast Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bachynsky’s conviction followed more than three years of extensive pre-trial litigation in this case. From the summer of 2004 until his passing in late September 2007, the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hugo L. Black, III. Bachynsky was tried by Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Davis and Mark Dispoto.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Technical comments about this website can be e-mailed to the Webmaster. PLEASE NOTE: The United States Attorney's Office does not respond to non-technical inquiries made to this website. If you wish to make a request for information, you may contact our office at 305-961-9001, or you may send a written inquiry to the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, 99 NE 4th Street, Miami, Fl. 33132.

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Re: Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by LymeEnigma » Thu 4 Dec 2008 21:23

Sometimes there is justice ... I wonder how many patients still swear by his treatment, though....

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Re: Bachynsky sentenced to 168 months for role in ICHT scam

Post by hiker53 » Fri 5 Dec 2008 0:15

I believe Bryan Rosner was one who tried the ICTH therapy in Europe, although I don't know if he received DNP. It did not work for him. Hiker53

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