FBI exposes coronavirus scam after 39M masks promised from overseas fail to reach California hospitals

Article Link: https://www.foxnews.com/us/fbi-coronavirus-scam-39m-masks-california-union-hospitals-kaiser-permanente

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The FBI uncovered an international coronavirus-fueled fraud scheme after more than 39 million masks promised to a powerful California union representing health-care workers were never delivered to hospitals and other medical groups in the state, according to a report published Saturday. Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West announced on March 26 it had identified a distributor overseas who was willing to sell 39 million critically needed N95 masks, a press release said. The union said it secured the deal after 48 hours calling leads and potential suppliers to help find personal protective equipment for health-care workers on the front lines of the crisis.