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Kern County District Attorney's Office Continues to Investigate Price Gouging Complaints

Posted at 12:06 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 02:49:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County District Attorney's Office has investigated more than 60 complaints of price gouging, according to officials.

The biggest issue that officials were dealing with over the past few weeks was the difference between "price gouging" and "profiteering."

Until Saturday, profiteering was technically legal in California.

By executive order, the Governor’s office has responded to the profiteering problem by passing an executive order that took effect April 4 to make unconscionable profiteering illegal.

You can report price gouging to the district attorney's office here.