NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a Marine Corps reservist charged in last year’s U.S. Capitol riot also schemed with a nurse to steal, forge and sell hundreds of coronavirus vaccination cards. Prosecutors say the nurse sometimes destroyed vaccine doses and made bogus entries in New York state records to help fake immunizations. Cpl. Jia Liu and nurse Steven Rodriguez were arrested Thursday on charges of conspiring to commit forgery and to defraud the federal government. Liu’s lawyer declined to comment, and a message was left for Rodriguez’ attorney. Separately, Liu has pleaded not guilty to entering the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
Photo: FILE – CDC coronavirus COVID-19 vaccination cards are shown at the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center at Jackson Memorial hospital, April 15, 2021, in Miami. Federal authorities charged a Marine Corps reservist and a nurse with scheming to steal, forge and sell hundreds of coronavirus vaccination cards. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)