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He removed labels that said “medical use prohibited,” then tried to sell thousands of masks to officials who distribute to hospitals

Using TaskRabbit and Venmo, a Silicon Valley investor and his business partner had workers repackage nonmedical KN95 masks so he could sell them to Texas emergency workers.

By J. David McSwane, ProPublica
Jaime Rivera, a TaskRabbit worker, said the warning "medical use prohibited" was omitted when masks were moved from their original packaging, shown at left in an image shared by Rivera, into new packaging, right. A mask broker tried to sell them to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
A photo shared by Brennan Mulligan shows boxes he said are masks in storage.

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