BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — The Berman Law Group filed a class action federal lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China and several other Chinese government entities, alleging they mishandled the outbreak of COVID-19.
According to the law group, the lawsuit accuses the Chinese government of failing to contain the virus and allowing it to spread globally, causing it to become a costly global pandemic.
The law group is backed by big names such as Frank Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, and former Sen. Joseph Abruzzo.
The suit names five plaintiffs, none of whom have the virus, but who say they were adversely impacted by the outbreak. The Berman Group, a Boca Raton-based law firm representing the five plaintiffs, say they’ve received dozens of calls from others looking to be added to the complaint since filing.
A wanted Mafia Godfather was busted after breaching Italy’s tough Coronavirus lockdown to go for a smoke.
Cesare Antonio Cordi, 42, boss of the bloody Cordi clan who are behind several murders as well as controlling prostitution and drug rackets was nabbed by cops early yesterday.
Officers had spotted Cordi puffing on a cigarette in the early hours as he wandered along the street with shopping bags at Bruzzano Zeffirio near Locri.
The area is home to the infamous organised crime gang of the ‘ndrangheta who are more ruthless and bloodthirsty than their Sicilian counterparts.
Cops stopped him to ask why he was breaching the tough lockdown measures brought in to combat the killer bug outbreak and were stunned when they discovered who he was.
He had been on the run since last August after a judge issued an arrest warrant for him and he was thought to be hiding in a series of safe houses with underground bunkers.
Footage released by the police later showed armed cops trawling through a house he had been hiding in as they searched for accomplices and weapons.