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Man sentenced to federal prison for claiming he paid someone with COVID to spread it in grocery stores

A San Antonio man will spend the next 15 months in federal prison and pay $1,000 for claiming a person was paid to spread COVID at grocery stores in Texas.

Christopher Charles Perez, 40, was found guilty of two counts of criminalizing false information and hoaxes related to biological weapons.

Perez went by Christopher Robbins on Facebook, and posted “PSA!! Yo it GROCERY STOREM ERCADO!! My homeboy’s cousin has covid-19 and has licked everything for the past 2 days cause we paid him too {4 EMOTICONS] big difference is we told him not to be these ****ing idiots who record and post online, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!! GROCERY STORE on nogalitos next:)”


The tip was reported to the FBI and despite Perez deleting it, they recovered it.

Perez admitted to the FBI that he made the post and said he was trying to keep people away from grocery stores during the pandemic.

Perez made two posts and they were found to be false claims.



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