According to reports, a naturopathic doctor in California was arrested after it was discovered she was running a fake COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine card scheme.
41-year-old Juli Mazi was charged with counting fake health statements and counting thread scams in which prosecutors said she tried to sell fake COVID-19 immunization cards to patients. Along with that, she tried to give vaccination pills for homeoprophylaxis to make it seem as if her patients were actually taking the Moderna vaccine.
Prosecutors noted that this is the first federal criminal case involving vaccine cards and vaccinations. “This defendant is alleged to have deceived and threatened the public by attacking fears and spreading misinformation about FDA-approved vaccinations, while at the same time spoiling fake treatments that endanger people’s lives,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.
If convicted, the Justice Department noted that Mazi faces up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud and five years for making false statements in addition to a $ 250,000 fine for each charge and three years of supervised release.
source: CBS 46