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A Brooklyn man claiming to be infected with the coronavirus coughed on FBI agents who were investigating him for hoarding medical supplies, the US Attorney’s Office said Monday.
Baruch Feldheim, 43, is facing charges of assault and making false statements to the feds on Sunday outside his Borough Park home where he allegedly peddled and stored massive amounts of N95 respirator masks, federal officials said.
Feldheim is also accused of price-gouging. On March 18, he’s suspected of selling a New Jersey doctor about 1,000 of the masks for $12,000, a markup of roughly 700 percent, authorities said.
The accused fraudster also directed another doctor to an Irvington, NJ, auto repair shop to pick up another order. There, the doctor reported to investigators that Feldheim was allegedly hoarding enough medical supplies “to outfit an entire hospital.”
The materials included hand sanitizers, Clorox wipes, chemical cleaning agents and surgical supplies.
By last Monday, Feldheim was operating from his Brooklyn home, offering to push surgical gowns to a nurse, the feds said.
Two days later, the suspected hoarder received a gigantic shipment at his home of about eight pallets of face masks.
FBI agents then staked out his house, first noticing empty boxes of N95 masks outside.
Baruch Feldheim Accusations
The Brooklyn man is allegedly accused of price-gouging. On March 18, according to authorties, he was caught selling around 1,000 masks for $12,000 to a New Jersey doctor.
He also faces charges of making false statements to the feds on Sunday outside his Borough Park home where he allegedly peddled and stored massive amounts of N95 respirator masks, federal officials revealed.
The 43-year-old accused is believed to have directed another doctor to an Irvington, New Jersey, auto repair shop to pick up another order. There, the doctor reported to investigators that Feldheim was allegedly hoarding enough medical supplies “to outfit an entire hospital”.
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Two days after operating from his Brooklyn home, offering to push surgical gowns to a nurse by last Monday, the hoarder received an enormous shipment to his home of about eight pallets of face masks.
Baruch Feldheim FBI Investigations
At the scene, FBI agents reportedly entered to his house, finding empty boxes of N95 masks outside at first attempt.
On Sunday, they claimed to have witnessed several groups of people were seen walking away from Feldheim’s residence with medical supplies.
When the agents saw Feldheim outside his house, they tried to keep a social distance from him due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“When the agents were within four to five feet of him, Feldheim allegedly coughed in their direction without covering his mouth,” the US attorney’s release said. “At that point, Feldheim told the FBI agents that he had the Coronavirus”, the statement read.
When asked about possessing and selling medical supplies, he told the agents that he worked for a company that bought and sold PPEs and that he never took physical custody of the materials.
Baruch Feldheim Arrested By FBI
After Feldheim was arrested for false statements, the FBI Monday night raided a warehouse on Pennsylvania Avenue in the industrial section of Linden, New Jersey. that housed Feldhim’s suspected stash of 80,000 masks. a source said.
Mask-wearing agents and other workers placed the eight pallets of medical supplies into a box truck.