Santa Monica Day Spa Owner Admits To Buying Up 20,000 N95 Masks, Selling Them For As Much As 1,100% Over List PriceNiki Schwarz, 55, of Santa Monica, is the owner of Tikkun Holistic Spa, 1460 4th St. Schwarz, who was charged in federal court Tuesday with one count of hoarding and price gouging, agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor offense, federal officials said.
West LA Pharmacist Charged With Price Gouging After Complaint She Was Selling KN95 Masks For Double Her CostKatrin Golian, doing business as RxAll Pharmacy, has been charged with a count of misdemeanor price gouging after price gouging was prohibited by an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Los Angeles County To Launch App For Reporting Price GougingLos Angeles County is launching an app for consumers to report instances of price gouging and coronavirus scams.
Coronavirus: 2 Inland Empire Men Charged In $4M Mask SchemeFederal prosecutors in New York said Monday that a pair of Inland Empire men allegedly tried to trick buyers into purchasing millions of dollars in protective medical equipment that they did not actually have.
Riverside County DA Establishes Price Gouging Hotline For Residents During Coronavirus EmergencyThe hotline, set up by the District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigations, allows residents to file complaints if they believe a business is engaged in price gouging during the state of emergency.
'It Is Not Open Season': California AG Cracks Down On Price Gouging In Wake Of Coronavirus OutbreakSome companies have been hoping to profit from the coronavirus outbreak, and on Thursday, California's attorney general had some strong words for them.
Authorities Warn Of Price Gouging After Wildfires Strike AreaAuthorities are warning residents affected by recent area wildfires to beware of business owners seeking to take advantage of the emergency.