Washington state officials allege COVID-19 testing firm faked results, lied

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) filed a lawsuit on Monday against a COVID-19 testing company, alleging it misled the people of his state.

The lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Center for COVID Control, which is co-owned by Akbar Syed and Aleya Siyaj, says that the company claims to offer “crucial COVID-19 tests” throughout Washington for free and provide results within 48 hours, but has failed to deliver on those claims.

“In reality, defendants lacked a license to operate almost all of their Washington testing sites, improperly took patient insurance information, and caused imminent and irrevocable harm to the welfare of the people of Washington by providing invalid COVID-19 test results or no results at all,” the lawsuit said.

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