How a wedding photographer and a donut shop owner got millions in a COVID testing operation now under investigation

At its peak, the company said it collected more than 80,000 tests per day. The federal government reimbursed some labs at a rate of $100 per PCR test. It was not immediately clear how much the lab billed private insurance companies.

First it was a Toyota pickup.

Then a sky blue Lamborghini.

Then, at the end of August last year, Illinois resident Akbar Ali Syed posted a TikTok video of a red Lamborghini Countach being unloaded from a flatbed truck.

“Countach added to my collection,” Syed wrote in the caption, adding the tag “#entrepreneur.”

“Oil money?” a user asked.

No, Syed responded, “COVID money.”

Questions swirl around more than the cars and Syed’s new $1.36 million mansion. The inquiries are focused on a nationwide chain of coronavirus testing sites known as the Center for COVID Control, under scrutiny by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Oregon Department of Justice and multiple state health departments.


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