The Hollywood HIV Doctor Who Was Secretly Peddling Eternal Youth
How did a respected and beloved medical professional end up leading a multi-million-dollar anti-aging scheme—and staring down decades in prison?
At 2:35 p.m. on the afternoon of June 8, 2019, agents from the Austrian Federal Police’s elite Zielfahnder (target investigators) unit arrived outside of a rental apartment in the city’s expensive First District. Normally tasked with tracking down and arresting hardened gangsters on the lam, the Zielfahnder were working in tandem with a representative of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from the American Embassy. The Life Ball — a glamorous AIDS charity event that is the highlight of the capital’s LGBTQ social calendar — was slated for that evening. Bearded drag queen and 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, English reality TV personality Kelly Osbourne, and Sex and the City actress and now politician Cynthia Nixon were all scheduled to attend the red-carpet gala. So was a bald, stocky 71-year-old osteopathic physician named Jim Lee, who had flown in from Los Angeles with his husband, Uriel Elon, a handsome Isr…
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