Georgia business owner charged for hoarding face masks and price gouging

A 22-year-old Stockbridge, Ga., business owner was arraigned on federal charges of hoarding more than 200,000 face masks and price gouging, in violation of the Defense Production Act of 1950. In mid-March, during the first known wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S., President Donald Trump invoked the powers of the DPA, which prohibits the sale of certain materials in excess of prevailing market prices. The move came as the stock of personal protective equipment dwindled nationwide and PPE…

A 22-year-old Stockbridge, Ga., business owner was arraigned on federal charges of hoarding more than 200,000 face masks and price gouging, in violation of the Defense Production Act of 1950. In mid-March, during the first known wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S., President Donald Trump invoked the powers of the DPA, which prohibits the sale of certain materials in excess of prevailing market prices. The move came as the stock of personal protective equipment dwindled nationwide and PPE…

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