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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