Attorney General James Sues Purported PPE Broker for Repeated Fraud During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 06/10/2020 - 17:03

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo-area broker of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies for repeated and widespread fraud during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. The lawsuit charges Frank Borgese and his company — IMPACT Medical & Surgical Solutions (IMPACT Medical) — with fraudulently soliciting the State of New York, as well as hospitals and health care systems across the country with fake offers of critically-needed PPE, including 3M N95 respirator masks. Borgese and IMPACT Medical took advantage of the desperate need for PPE by attempting to charge governments and health care systems exorbitant prices for fake items or products they could never deliver, potentially giving Borgese and his company the opportunity to make millions in sales. 

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