HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against a Houston auctioneer, accusing him of exaggerating prices in his auction for 750,000 N95 and medical-grade face masks.
The lawsuit filed Thursday by the Texas Attorney General's Office alleges that a Tuesday auction conducted by Auctions Unlimited had bid for N95 respirator masks that reached up to $ 180 for a package of 16 masks.
Amazon sold a 100 game for $ 4.21 in late January.
Before the lawsuit was filed, Auctions Unlimited owner Tim Worstell said the state action left him with 750,000 masks in his warehouse in legal limbo.
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