They are being investigated for abuse of power and have been expelled from the ruling Communist Party.
Federal agencies have hired contractors with no experience to find respirators and masks, fueling a black market filled with price gouging and multiple layers of profiteering brokers.
Matt and Noah Colvin's donation of more than 17,000 bottles was restitution enough, the Tennessee Attorney General's office said.
“I saw a demand," said Matt Colvin, who admitted to buying up nearly 18,000 bottles of hand sanitizer at stores in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Many with diabetes, faced with tripling insulin prices, are now forced to choose between life and rent.
Daraprim, used to treat AIDS, malaria and cancer patients, once cost $13.50 a pill. Now it costs $750 a pill.
Shoppers were reporting that some stores were charging as much as $30 for a case.
A photo showing a case of bottled water priced at $42.96 quickly went viral.
Drug companies, who are spending $90 million to stop Proposition 61, will continue to overcharge Californians until we pass Prop 61 to stop their price gouging.