FBI raids medical facility offering COVID-19 treatments in Shelby Township
The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid Thursday morning at Allure Medical in Shelby Township after allegations it conducted fake COVID-19 treatments, officials confirmed.
FBI Detroit officials said they executed a search warrant at the medical and spa facility at 26 Mile and Van Dyke.
"The investigation includes allegations that the clinic provided fraudulent treatments for COVID-19, and that the clinic did not observe proper protocols to protect patients and staff from the virus. If any patients or staff have any concerns about their health or exposure to COVID-19, we urge them to consult a trusted healthcare provider immediately," said Mara Schneider, an FBI spokeswoman.
The center focuses on vascular surgeries, hormone replacement and stem cell therapy. It also has a skincare and weight loss clinic and an urgent care, according to its website.
Allure Medical has eight locations in southeast Michigan and had said it would remain open for patients to avoid hospital visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its website.
"At a time like this, our nation cannot handle the burden on our hospital systems, ER doctors and nurses when they are already at capacity and overloaded," according to Allure's website.
The company did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.