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Ohio Man Fined For Price Gouging N95 Masks

A Chagrin Falls man will give up thousands of dollars to end a coronavirus-related price gouging case.  

Mario Salwan will return 15-thousand-dollars to his customers and pay 15-hundred-dollars in legal fees to the state.  The Ohio Attorney General's office sued Salwan last week after learning he hoarded and then sold N95 masks to healthcare workers for 20-times their retail price.  Meanwhile,  U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Cincinnati say they stopped shipment of counterfeit personal protective equipment.  Agents intercepted two-thousand counterfeit N95 masks from China at the Cincinnati airport this week.  The masks were bound for a home in Texas. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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