- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Not guilty pleas have been entered in federal court in Tulsa by a 70-year-old woman charged with fraud in an alleged cancer treatment scam.

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says the pleas were entered Thursday by Antonella Carpenter of Tulsa, operator of Cancer treatment clinics formerly located in Owasso and Broken Arrow. Carpenter faces a total of 41 counts of fraud.

A federal grand jury indictment alleges from November 2006 to December 2012, Carpenter schemed to obtain money from cancer patients by false and fraudulent representations. Carpenter claimed to be able to cure various kinds of cancer by using lasers to heat cancerous tissue injected with a mixture of saline solution and dye.

Federal agents raided the Owasso clinic in July. At the time, Carpenter called the allegations “an absolute lie.”

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