- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
U.S. Marine Reservist already charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot case busted for fake Covid vaccine ID scam
The Defense Department mandated that all service personnel be vaccinated for Covid-19.
A U.S. Marine Corps Reservist from New York who previously was arrested on charges related to participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has been charged in a new case of conspiring to sell fake Covid-19 vaccination cards to fellow reservists
The reservist, 26-year-old Queens resident Jia Liu, is accused of conspiring with a nurse named Steven Rodriguez, 27, to defraud the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the fake card distribution scheme, according to prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.
“Rodriguez would meet the buyer, but instead of administering the vaccine he destroyed a vial of vaccine intended to be used to vaccinate a patient,” prosecutors said.
“He then provided a forged COVID-19 Vaccination Card to the buyer that he completed to make it falsely appear that the buyer had received a dose of vaccine. He further made entries in the Immunization Databases falsely indicating that the buyer had been vaccinated.”
[While there is a Covid component involved, the article thrust is that the perpetrator is one of the 1/6'ers charged in the Capitol incursion, so I'm dropping it into BN-MSN]
This is pretty disgusting, in that the perpetrators destroyed the vax doses that would otherwise have gone to a deserving individuals.
Well, now the 1/6 perps looking at two separate & distinct federal cases. How lucky can you get?