The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced criminal charges against Zishan Alvia, owner of Laboratory Elite, a SARS-CoV-2 virus testing laboratory in Chicago accused of a scheme in which Alvia obtained $83 million by fraudulently billing the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Uninsured Program for reimbursement for SARS-CoV-2 tests.1 HRSA’s Uninsured Program used federal funds to help cover the cost of coronavirus testing for those people without medical insurance.2
Illinois Acting U.S. Attorney Morris Pasqual said:
The charges in this case allege that the defendant disregarded public health concerns in favor of personal financial gain. Doing so by compromising taxpayer-funded programs intended to fight the spread of coronavirus was particularly reprehensible.3
Lab Owner Delivered Inaccurate, Unreliable Coronavirus Test Results
According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, Alvi submitted fraudulent claims to HRSA, which included SARS-CoV-2 tests that clients had paid for but had not been performed or tests that were modified, and he also tampered with the testing protocols.4
Prosecutors said that Alvi told his employees to falsely claim that SARS-CoV-2 tests had been performed when specimens were being discarded without being tested. The laboratory also provided false SARS-CoV-2 test results to consumers without testing their specimens.5
Employees were also directed to alter the testing method to cut costs and increase profits by using less of the materials need for PCR tests, while knowing that it would make the tests unreliable.6
Alvi is charged with ten counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds. He used the money from the laboratory to buy multiple luxury cars, had more than $6 million in his personal bank account and used the funds to invest in stocks and cryptocurrency.7
Lenient Coronavirus Lab Testing Regulations Resulted in Fraud
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government made provisions that made it easy for providers to conduct coronavirus testing. Relaxed regulations for laboratories led to significant exploitation. Laboratory owners were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole that allows laboratories to register, test and bill before inspectors complete a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate survey.8
Richard Scanlan, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Oregon Health and Science University said:
There are insatiable demands for testing and a lot of money floating around. Undoubtedly, people see that as an opportunity.9
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1 Nguyen T, Hauck G. Luxury cars, stocks, crypto and $83 million in taxpayer dollars: Man indicted in COVID-19 testing scheme. USA Today Mar. 13, 2023.
2 Camarillo E. Suburban man facing federal charges in COVID-19 testing fraud scheme. Chicago Sun Times Mar. 13, 2023.
3 Nguyen T, Hauck G. Luxury cars, stocks, crypto and $83 million in taxpayer dollars: Man indicted in COVID-19 testing scheme. USA Today Mar. 13, 2023.
4 NBC Staff. Co-Owner of Chicago COVID Testing Company Defrauded Government of $83M, Used Funds to Buy Luxury Cars. NBC Chicago Mar. 13, 2023.
5 CBS Chicago Team. Co-owner of LabElite COVID testing company indicted on fraud charges. CBS News Mar. 13, 2023.
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8 Alltucker K, Hauck G. Pop-up COVID-19 test sites and labs capitalize on lax regulations, prey on vulnerable Americans. MSN Feb. 8, 2022.
LOL–how can a PCR test be “accurate”? Its INVENTOR SAID AS MUCH, & would undoubtedly still be saying it, had he not oh-so-conveniently died the month before 5G rolled out. It sounds like Mr. Alvia (Alvi?) has a lot more sense than our gov’t.
Every single covid test is a fraud. Every one. So everyone selling or using them on patients is committing fraud. There is no covid, therefore every test is fraudulent. You can’t make a test for what doesn’t exist. All tests were developed in silico. In other words, based upon an imaginary virus created only in the software of a computer. No sample of Covid19 was in anyone’s hands when they created the PCR tests. It’s why an avocado, goat, lawn chair can all test positive. The antigen tests are just as bogus since antibodies are non-specific. The tests are frauds that have made millions for the makers and created an excuse for politicians to lock you in your homes and mandate equally fraudulent shots. Create ridiculous case numbers via a fake test to create a fake pandemic. End the tests and covid goes away tomorrow and colds and flu magically return.
The world wide fraud is probably well over $1 trillion.
Bring it on Jill, Bob, & Tom! Do you think anything will ever be done? Even this case, wow. The DOJ pressed charges against Lab Elite owner Alvi. So, no one around to investigate the true fraud, but instead a fraudster who one upped them. Of course. Let not our hearts be troubled. In the midst of anxiety, betrayal, and in the face of fear. God’s word is reality. Reality wins by default.