Steven Brandenburg, 46, a conspiracy theorist who believed the 疫苗 would alter human DNA, faces up to 10 入狱多年, the US Attorney’s Office in Wisconsin said in a release.
“Pharmacists rank among some of the most trusted professionals,” FBI Agent in Charge Robert Hughes said. “This individual used his special access to tamper with vials of the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine.”
Brandenburg, who worked at the Grafton Aurora Medical Center, 剩下 50 vials of the Moderna vaccine unrefrigerated for 12 hours in December, 根据当局.
The vials contained about 570 doses of the vaccine.
The pharmacist, who has since been fired from his job, allegedly confessed to employees that he exposed the vaccine because he believed it was harmful.
Brandenburg also had his pharmacists license suspended.
False claims about the DNA-altering effects of the inoculations have circulated on conspiracy theory sites online for weeks, but experts strongly refute the claim.
Brandenburg pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment earlier this month,