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How a local Texas politician helped a serial entrepreneur use COVID-19 to boost his business

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic when testing supplies were limited, local politicians went to great lengths to help a businessman with a criminal past try to sell telehealth and COVID-19 services across Texas.

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The COVID-19 opportunity

Becerra appears to have issued an emergency use authorization for the antibody tests. The general counsel for Hays County sa…
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The sales pitch

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra announced a state of disaster during a press conference at the Hays County Courthouse in Mar…


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