A pharmacist known as ‘the Mask Man’ has been charged with hoarding $200,000 worth of N95 masks and price-gouging customers
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- A New York pharmacist bought up $200,000 worth of N95 masks before the coronavirus pandemic grew severe in the US, then sold them at up to a 50% markup, prosecutors allege.
- The pharmacist, 66-year-old Richard Schirripa, sold more than $2,000 worth of masks to an undercover officer, and said during the transaction he felt “like a drug dealer standing out here.”
- Schirripa has been arrested and charged with violating the Defense Production Act by hoarding and price-gouging.
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[Source: CNBC News]