California man arrested by FBI, charged with coronavirus related fraud
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A Southern California man was arrested for allegedly soliciting investments in a company he claimed had developed a cure for COVID-19, according to a statement by the Department of Justice on Wednesday.
Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, claimed to have developed a “patent pending cure,” as well as a treatment that prevents coronavirus infection, the statement alleged. Health officials have stated that there is no vaccine for the virus.
He was arrested during a meeting in which he delivered pills to an undercover agent posing as an investor, officials said.
“During these difficult days, scams like this are using blatant lies to prey upon our fears and weaknesses,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna. “While this …continued .
[Source: Fox News]