REPORT: DOJ may hand out terror charges to people who deliberately spread coronavirus

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BY TEAM DML / MARCH 25, 2020 /

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People who deliberately spread coronavirus could face federal terrorism charges for “purposeful exposure and infection,” according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) memo. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen sent the memo, which was obtained by Politico, to department leaders, law enforcement agency chiefs and U.S. attorneys on Tuesday.

“Because Coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a ‘biological agent’… such acts potentially could implicate the Nation’s terrorism-related statutes,” Rosen wrote. “Threats or attempts to use COVID-19 as a weapon against Americans will not be tolerated.”

The article goes on to state the following:

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It is reportedly unclear if intentional exposures or threats had been reported. The DOJ also created a task force to combat hoarding and price gouging of the supplies, including masks, needed to fight the virus, Politico reported. Attorney General Bill Barr announced Monday that hoarders and price gougers would face prosecution.

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*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 436,024

*Total confirmed deaths: 19,630

*Recovered patients: 111,878

 

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