Snake Oil Medicine And Fake Vax Cards Are Among $149 Million In Alleged COVID Fraud

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2022
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Forging vaccine cards, passing off fake medicine as the Moderna vaccine, and billing hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent tests are among the criminal activity alleged by the Department of Justice Wednesday as it unveiled a slew of COVID-related fraud charges.

The government is charging 21 people across the country in cases totaling $149 million in alleged COVID fraud. Charges include taking kickbacks, exploiting the Telehealth system, and misusing aid from the CARES Act.

Most of the $149 million total is tied to one California health clinic, which allegedly...

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