‘Beyond outrageous’: L.A. company accused of faking hundreds of COVID test results – Los Angeles Times (Me: A fine/settlement is not enough!)

A company accused of handing out fake results for hundreds of coronavirus tests will pay more than $20 million under a settlement deal announced by Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer.

Feuer and Dist. Atty. George Gascón accused Sameday Technologies and its chief executive, Felix Huettenbach, of sending fake results to hundreds of people, telling them they had tested negative for the coronavirus when laboratories had not actually run their tests. Some tests were never processed at all, according to the complaint filed in court Wednesday.

More than 500 test results are “confirmed or suspected to be faked, falsified, or forged,” the attorneys wrote. In their complaints, they alleged Sameday would forge a negative result — at the direction of its CEO — when someone who had not gotten their result in time complained or threatened to report the company.

Source: ‘Beyond outrageous’: L.A. company accused of faking hundreds of COVID test results – Los Angeles Times