She faces charges of wire fraud and false statements related to health care matters (Image: MediaNews Group via Getty Images)
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A doctor is accused of selling Covid pellets she claimed gave lifelong immunity before allegedly telling customers to forge fake vaccine cards.
Juli Mazi, 41, is also accused of instructing a customer to sign her name for her as the "healthcare professional" administering Moderna vaccine doses, according to the allegations released on Wednesday.
US-based Mazi faces charges of wire fraud and false statements related to health care matters.
Prosecutors allege that she "endangered the public by preying on fears and spreading misinformation".
Mazi was investigated after a complaint to the US Department of Health and Human Services from a person whose family claimed they had bought products from her in April.
According to court documents the complainant said Mazi told family members the pellets would create an antibody response in their immune systems.
Juli Mazi is a US-based doctor
The complaint, reported by Law and Crime, says she is alleged to have sent Covid vaccine record cards to one complainant's family with Moderna written on it.
She is then said to have told family members to mark the cards to falsely state that they received the Moderna vaccine on the date that they ingested the purported Covid-19 homeoprophylaxis immunisation pellets.
Mazi’s instructions included statements for customers to "basically fill in the card yourself".
"It does not matter whose handwriting it is in, and in most circumstances where they are having those like make-shift vaccination assembly line type situations, they are having people fill in the information themselves," the instructions said, according to the complaint.
"You will put my name, Dr Juli Mazi… They want to see the dates are about one month apart or at least three weeks in between those dates."
An example of one of the alleged vaccine record cards
She allegedly claimed the pellets were made from coronavirus "disease particles themselves" and said she did not know the exact process of how they were made.
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said of the case: “This defendant allegedly defrauded and endangered the public by preying on fears and spreading misinformation about FDA-authorised vaccinations, while also peddling fake treatments that put people’s lives at risk.
"Even worse, the defendant allegedly created counterfeit Covid-19 vaccination cards and instructed her customers to falsely mark that they had received a vaccine, allowing them to circumvent efforts to contain the spread of the disease.
“The Department of Justice and its law enforcement partners are committed to protecting the American people from fraudsters during this national emergency.
"This commitment is evident in this prosecution as well as in the ongoing work of the Department and our agency partners in the Covid-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force established by the Attorney General earlier this year.”