Michigan man convicted of $3.5M fraudulent N95 mask scheme by federal jury
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A federal jury in San Francisco has found a Michigan man guilty of failing to deliver almost $3.5 million worth of N95 masks to thousands of customers as the COVID-19 pandemic began.
DOJ ANNOUNCES CHARGES AGAINST HUNDREDS ACCUSED OF STEALING COVID-19 FUNDS
A product stall filled with free N95 respirator masks, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sits outside the pharmacy at a Jackson, Mississippi, Kroger grocery store, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Online court records show the jury found Rodney Lewis Stevenson II of Muskegon guilty of wire and mail fraud as well as money laundering Thursday.
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Stevenson was indicted in January 2021. According to prosecutors, he advertised N95 masks on a website complete with fake names and photographs of company executives. He sold $3.5 million worth of masks to 25,000 customers between February and March 2020 but never delivered most of them and refused to issue refunds.
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Stevenson's attorney, listed in online court records as Robert Frederick Waggener, declined to comment.
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