Big Pharma Company President Nabbed in Fake COVID-19 Vax ID Sting in Spain

José María Fernández Sousa-Faro, president of one of Spain’s largest pharma companies, purchased a fake COVID-19 “vaccine” ID along with 2,200 other often high-profile individuals.

José María Fernández Sousa-Faro, the president of PharmaMar—a Spanish pharmaceutical company headquartered in Madrid with a market cap of approximately $1.4 billion—has been “included in the plot” to sell fake COVID-19 “vaccine” IDs. Gran Madrid reports Sousa-Faro—a 76-year-old man with a degree in chemistry and a doctorate in biochemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid—purchased a fake COVID-19 certificate, and was implicated along with 2,200 other individuals identified as taking part in the counterfeit ID operation.

Sousa-Faro, who purchased a fake COVID-19 vaccine card and associated QR code for his phone reflecting he had received the third dose of one of the injections—it’s unclear which brand or type—was only one of several prominent names on the extensive list of buyers. Other big names included the Australian tennis player Álex de Miñaur and the musical artist Omar Montes.

Sousa-Faro—who speaks on an unrelated matter in the PharmaMar video above—is only the latest big name associated with the illegal (although very arguably ethical) fake ID operation in Spain. Newsy Today reported on May 25, 2022 that the sale of fake vaccine IDs “began to attract the attention” of European authorities just prior to summer 2021. At that point the EU agreed to launch so-called covid passports (or COVID certificates).

In response, Spanish police launched Operation Jenner—an effort to investigate and dismantle the illegal network of buyers and sellers. The operation is named after Edward Jenner, the British physician and scientist who created the smallpox vaccine, the world’s first-ever vaccine.

Apparently the people responsible for generating the fake IDs created two types of “sponsorship networks.” People in one network charged approximately 200 euros for a fake, negative PCR test. In the second network, people like Sousa-Faro paid 1,000 euros to have their names on a database recording people’s vaccination status.

Newsy reports two health workers were responsible for the fake certificates sold to Sousa-Faro et al. They apparently stole passwords allowing access to the database from two nurses unrelated to the scheme. By entering the fake-ID buyers into the “Health Computer” system, clients were able to obtain both the covid passports and the QR codes on their phones.

Those involved with selling the certificates have been charged with crimes against public health, computer interference, lying in an official document, and partaking in a criminal organization.

Newsy reported that in August of 2021 the Israeli global cyber security research consultancy company Cyber Security Observatory Israel estimated there were approximately 2,500 active Telegram groups across Europe offering fake COVID-19 vaccine IDs; with an average of about 100,000 followers per group.

Somewhat incidental to this story, PharmaMar reported on March 6, 2020 (via Agencia EFE) that it had obtained approval for its “coronavirus diagnostic kits.” The WHO declared the “novel coronavirus” a global pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Feature image: PharmaMar

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