New York Retailer Charged with Price Gouging

First federal prosecution of price gouging during pandemic.

Amardeep Singh stocked his warehouse with 5,000 face shields, 2,471 isolation suits, and 711,400 disposable medical gloves, and began marketing those wares on social media at outrageously high prices, even after New York issued him a “cease and desist” letter. Now those wares are being held as evidence as federal prosecutors are charging Singh with violating the Defense Production Act of 1950, as well as President Trump’s executive order making such hoarding during the epidemic illegal.

Singh has not spoken publicly, but his lawyer made a statement in his defense. “If selling PPE goods is improper or criminal, then a lot of people need to go to jail… The Defense Production Act is wildly vague,” the attorney claimed.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal prosecutors as they work to uphold and interpret U.S. laws.
  • For President Trump as he works to lead our country and its people through this crisis.
  • That American citizens would care for each other in the Spirit of the Lord.

Sources: AP


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