California Woman First to Face Federal Charges for Faking COVID Vaccination Cards
Juli A. Mazi is also accused of offering fake “homeoprophylaxis immunization”.
We predicted that it would be only a matter of time before someone produced fake COVID vaccine cards.
A California woman has become the first person in the country to face federal charges over coronavirus vaccine cards.
Juli A. Mazi, 41, of Napa was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements related to health care matters, the Department of Justice said in a press release.
“This defendant allegedly defrauded and endangered the public by preying on fears and spreading misinformation about FDA-authorized vaccinations, while also peddling fake treatments that put people’s lives at risk. Even worse, the defendant allegedly created counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and instructed her customers to falsely mark that they had received a vaccine, allowing them to circumvent efforts to contain the spread of the disease,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.
Given that this is California, Legal Insurrection readers will likely not be surprised that Mazi is a “naturopathic doctor.” She offered fake “homeoprophylaxis immunization,” so Mazi is also charged with offering counterfeit vaccines.
Federal officials say Mazi was selling “homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets,” which involve exposing someone who consumes them to a diluted amount of a disease in hopes of triggering an immune response. Prosecutors said she falsely claimed the pellets contained a minute amount of the COVID-19 virus and that the pellets would confer “lifelong immunity.” She also falsely told patients that the approved vaccines against COVID-19 contained “toxic ingredients.”
She also reportedly told patients that the treatment would be effective on children as well — even babies.
The homeoprophylaxis immunization treatment is not authorized by federal health officials to fight COVID-19. There is currently no approved vaccine for anyone under the age of 12.
Mazi should be worried about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement in the case. The agency is likely to take harsh measures for citizens challenging the federal government narrative on its key policies.
“Spreading inaccurate or false medical information about COVID-19 for personal gain, as the complaint alleges, is dangerous and only seeds skepticism among the public,” said Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office. “As the government continues to work to provide current and accurate information to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the FBI will continue to pursue those who attempt to fraudulently profit from spreading misinformation and providing false documentation.”
If convicted, Mazi faces a maximum 20 years in prison for the wire fraud charge and five years for the false statements charge. Each charge also carries a maximum $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release, although any sentence following conviction would take into consideration U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence.
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Maybe I am just slow tonight (or every night). Exactly what is the charge for faking a covid vaccine charge? It looks like she was selling them as well as making false claims about a “medicine”.
Or am I just reading it wrongly?
Grumble. Faking vaccine cards.
Now do ballots.
Specifically she is charged with ‘one count of wire fraud’, and ‘one count of false statements related to health care matters’.
Okay. But neither of those is just for faking a covid vaccine card, right?
They will take away her fake license for a fake practice.
Where is the federal crime?
Fraud. And if she sold them over the phone, email, or the net, it’s wire fraud.
it’s a federal offense to misuse the CDC logo (or any government department logo for that matter) that appears on the vaccine card. Don’t know if that’s a misdemeanor or felony but if the CDC logo appeared on the cards she’s alleged to have faked then there’s that.
When will Fauci be charged with making false statements on healthcare matters.
Making false statements relating to health care matters is only a crime if it’s about “a matter involving a health care benefit program”. That means “any public or private plan or contract, affecting commerce, under which any medical benefit, item, or service is provided to any individual, and includes any individual or entity who is providing a medical benefit, item, or service for which payment may be made under the plan or contract.”
So this woman must have been somehow involved in charging patients’ insurance for her snake-oil. Whereas Fauci’s false statements have no connection to any benefit plan, so he’s in the clear.
Wouldn’t the prosecutors have to prove..actually prove..that her claims were materially false, and wouldn’t the defense have the opportunity to present evidence that the claims were in fact true? Interesting way to get potentially controversial information into the public record.
Or for using our money to fund enemy development of bioweapons?
“Prosecutors said she falsely claimed the pellets contained a minute amount of the COVID-19 virus”
Falsely? That’s a harsh term. The pellets were simply asymptomatic.
“There is currently no approved vaccine for anyone under the age of 12.”
Technically, there is currently no approved vaccine for anyone of any age.
“the FBI will continue to pursue those who attempt to fraudulently profit from spreading misinformation and providing false documentation.”
Now do FISA warrants.
“Falsely? That’s a harsh term. The pellets were simply asymptomatic”
Yes, I wonder what would happen if you gave her pills a PCR test?
“seeds skepticism among the public”
What REALLY “seeds skepticism among the public” is all the bull$#!+ spread by the likes of Fraud-chi and the CDC.
Of course. But they’re headed full-steam with it.
Don’t worry though, using the Social Security number belonging to someone from Connecticut so you can pretend to be a citizen and run for President, that’s still legal.
No, it isn’t, but there is not even a shred of evidence that 0bama did that. It’s a stupid story that stupid people tell each other, so they can deflect attention from all the actual reasons why he was the worst president since at least Wilson.
Once more Millstone leaps to Obama defense.
Why am I getting the sense that neither the FBI or the DOJ is as respected as it once was?
I’m gonna let Randy Weaver field that one.
Yet fake green cards SSI numbers birth cert and every other form on ID are fine as long as you cross that southern border first.
But don’t even think of prosecuting those who lied under oath or filed false documents to frame Trump! Or illegal aliens who filed falsely to enter the US.
I can see jury nullification in our very near future. The feds can prosecute this all they want. When the juries refuse to convict, all that money is wasted.
Jury nullification was one of the things that helped kill Prohibition. The feds were no longer able to get convictions. They shouldn’t with this either. Cheers –
Jury nullification is great in a country full of un-sheeple. We’re not there. We haven’t been since WWI. Prohibition didn’t lose to the un-sheeple, it lost to the self-interested.