When the price for 1 mask exceeded the mark of $ 11 in Texas the Attorney General arrested 750 thousand and now they will not go to anyone
The Houston auction shocked local authorities when it was reported that during the bids, one pack of H95 masks, consisting of 16 pieces, sold for $ 180.
After this incident, Texas sued the auction organizer.
"Amazon sold a set of 100 for $ 4.21 in late January. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the auctions and civil penalties of up to $ 10,000 per violation," reports Associated Press.
According to the owner of the auction, Tim Worstell, he does not admit his guilt, referring to the fact that bids start from $ 1.
Moreover, Worstell explained that no sale could be completed without the prior approval of the Texas Attorney's Office.
“The bidders, not Auctions Unlimited, decide the price. We did not, or attempt (to), collect a single penny from the auction as alleged. In fact we stated in the auction that no sales would be final until approved by the attorney general’s office, ”he said.
As a result, the lawsuit and the arrest of 750 thousand scarce masks led to the fact that masks in the near future will not be able to help anyone.