Canton St. Gallen deletes 8000 forged certificates
Gallen’s health department on Wednesday canceled more than 8,000 illegally issued vaccination certificates. The Public Prosecutor’s investigation is still ongoing. No further information will be provided at this time.
In the canton of St Gallen, a group of people illegally issued several thousand certificates of vaccination and demanded large sums of money, according to a statement by the State Chancellery Thursday.
People were working in private testing centers and thus had access to the national certification system. They are now being investigated for falsifying documents. If convicted, you will face up to five years in prison or a fine.
Persons who obtained and used false certificates were also liable to prosecution. They also face imprisonment or a fine. The letter said the suspects did not work at the Canton Vaccination Centre. The employees there do not have access to the certification system.
The canton of St. Gallen has already pointed out to the federal government several times that its IT system for certification has major flaws and opens the way for many people to be issued illegal vaccination certificates, the state chancellery wrote.
The Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) told Keystone-SDA news agency last week that the canton of St Gallen had reported the case to the federal government. Various assessments were made for the Prosecutor’s Office in St. Gallen.
It was also recently revealed that Covid certificates were forged in the cantons of Bern and Schaffhausen. According to BAG, “In cases of known abuse, we find that certificates are issued by approved exhibitors.” We are not talking about forged certificates, but about certificates issued incorrectly.
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