Daily Breeze / Los Angeles Newspaper Group, September 30, 2011


At a humble medical clinic in Mission Hills lined with messages of Christian inspiration, patients flocked Thursday to see a beaming Dr. Christine Daniel. Few knew that the physician and ordained minister at Sonrise Medical Clinic faces up to 150 years behind bars and a $5.5 million fine after being convicted this week of federal fraud charges. All they knew was, she was the best doc they'd ever had. "She's terrific. She's fantastic. She listens. And she's Christian," said Alicia Wolfkill, 33, of Mission Hills, who brought her three young girls in for care. "She's wonderful," added Amparo Villaluazo, 48, from another room. "I trust her with my life." A federal jury in Los Angeles ruled otherwise. On Monday, Daniel was convicted of selling bogus cures to dozens of terminal cancer patients.

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