A man who claims he’s a former White House official, and worked with Ivanka Trump and Kushner, was arrested and charged selling stolen COVID-19 testing kits, according to The Daily Beast.
The man, Henry Sylvain Gindt II, 34, “is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for offering home-testing kits, which he allegedly obtained illegally from a lab employee, for $135 to $200 each,” according to the report.
“In a press release for his company, YouHealth, Inc., Gindt described himself as ‘a former Trump Administration official who helped launch the Office of American Innovation at The White House with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and others. It’s unclear whether Gindt was working under the Trumps, but records indicate someone named Henry S. Gindt was a federal employee in 2017 and 2018 under the category ‘Miscellaneous Administration and Program.’”
In a statement released after the arrest, the Department of Justice slammed Gindt for “scamming fellow citizens.”
“Let this be a message to anyone who wants to scam our fellow citizens during this pandemic: the Department of Justice will take swift action to disrupt your scheme and then we will arrest you,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said.
Read the entire report here.