President Donald Trump’s Signed Executive Order Makes It Illegal To Stockpile Supplies
By 10 News // March 24, 2020
order allows president to designate items as 'scarce'
WASHINGTON (10news) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order making it a crime to excessively stockpile personal protective equipment that is needed by medical personnel fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department has already launched investigations into people who are hoarding supplies and price gouging. He says investigators will go after people who are “hoarding these goods on an industrial scale for the purpose of manipulating the market.”
The executive order allows the president to designate some items as “scarce.”
Barr says, “If you are sitting on a warehouse with surgical masks, you will be hearing a knock on your door.”
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