FBI raids Covid testing company in fraud probe — Analysis
The Center for Covid Control is accused of providing ‘deceptive’ test results
Federal Bureau of Investigation carried out a search of the Covid-19 testing business that has been charged with providing services. “inaccurate and deceptive”Results and enrichment for its owners
The Illinois headquarters of the Center for Covid Control – which has received more than $124 million from the US government for its Doctors Clinical Lab – was searched by federal agents on Saturday just days after the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit accusing the company of providing bogus test results.
Siobhan, the spokesperson of FBI Chicago told USA Today she believed that the Bureau was a “true” FBI. “was conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity” at the company’s HQ in Rolling Meadows, while a spokesperson for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office told the newspaper that it was “absolutely committed to protecting residents from those who attempt to profit off of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.”
Both the FBI and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office refused to elaborate on what “unlawful conduct”Although the company is being accused of taking part in illegal activities, the Minnesotan suit alleged that it was not. “fraudulently reported negative test results to consumers that never completed COVID-19 tests.”
Some customers were unhappy that their Center for Covid Control results never reached them, while others complained they received negative tests before they even had the opportunity to be tested.
On Thursday, the Center for Covid Control made an announcement on its website that all its offices would close until further notice.
“CCC is using this operational pause to train additional staff on sample collection and handling, customer service and communications best practices, as well as compliance with regulatory guidelines,”The statement was read. “CCC will provide an update on reopening plans when appropriate.”
Aleya Siyaj (29-years-old) and Akbar Ali Syed (35) were put in more trouble after Syed uploaded videos showing luxury cars and an $1.36million mansion to his TikTok account.
Syed and Siyaj purchased the mansion – which features a water fountain, white pillars, a private road with gate, and crystal chandeliers – in November and the Daily Mail suggested that the couple spent millions of dollars on luxury vehicles alone.
Syed allegedly made several incriminating statements on his deleted TikTok account.
One user asked Syed if he’d paid for the Lamborghini that he spotted on a YouTube video. “oil money,” Syed responded, “Not even sure what means… but no covid money.”
Syed, allegedly, wrote the following comment about his bid for another Lamborghini. “My axe throwing lounges were forced shut by the gov due to covid… so I opened up a covid testing site than [sic] bought the lab and now I have 65 sites.”