Friday, May 7, 2004

Ex-Tears for Fears managers jailed
Only in rock n' roll:

The former manager of the band Tears for Fears was sentenced to three and a half years in jail Friday for defrauding investors in a purported cure for drunkenness made from volcanic rock...

... According to backers of the remedy, crushed volcanic rock, ingested as a powder, filters alcohol from the bloodstream. Marketing the product in Britain was the idea of two British rugby players who saw it for sale in South Africa in 1999.

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