Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Nigerian Man Accused of Ripping Off New York in $30-Million COVID Ventilator Scam; Randi Whine-Garten’s Latest Lies About School Closings, and other C-Virus related stories

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Nigerian man accused of ripping off New York in $30-million COVID ventilator scam:
Federal prosecutors have charged a Nigerian man they say managed to bilk New York out of more than $30 million during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by selling them ventilators — then never delivering.
Chidozie Collins Obasi was indicted last year, but prosecutors in Pennsylvania only unsealed the indictment on Thursday and announced the case Friday.
The scam is one of the largest coronavirus fraud cases prosecutors have revealed.
Authorities say New York paid Mr. Obasi $30.7 million for ventilators that were never delivered.
And his sights were set even higher. The 62-page indictment says he made ventilator sale offers worth nearly $287 million in March and April of 2020, when much of the country was squabbling over access to the machines, which were believed to be the key to keeping battered COVID patients alive.
“At no time did defendant Chidozie Collins Obasi or any other co-conspirator ever provide any actual ventilators after deceiving a customer into paying for Draeger ventilators in advance,” the indictment says.
Mr. Obasi and co-conspirators also managed to get the Small Business Administration to approve more than $450,000 in bogus pandemic loans, the indictment says. --->READ MORE HERE
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Randi Whine-garten’s latest lies about school closings:
In her latest entry in the liar-of-the-year contest, American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten has “responded” to a Wall Street Journal editorial slamming her for fighting to keep America’s schools closed, and so producing record learning loss, by . . . changing the subject.
Teachers didn’t like remote learning either, she protests, and Betsy DeVos had praised it pre-COVID. Randi, in fact, opposed Secretary DeVos’ early drive to reopen the nation’s public schools for full-time, in-person learning as soon as it became clear that it was perfectly safe.
In July 2020, Weingarten told WABC’s John Catsimatidis, “There’s no way that you’re going to have full-time schools for all the kids and all the teachers the way we used to have it.” --->READ MORE HERE
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