Man Arrested and Charged with Coronavirus Related Fraud
A California man was on Wednesday arrested by FBI and charged for allegedly soliciting investments for fraudulent coronavirus cure.
Keith Middlebrook, 53, was accused of soliciting investments for a company that he said would have pills that prevent COVID-19 as well as an injectable cure for the people already suffering from the virus. According to a local news report, Middlebrook promoted the bogus cures through Instagram and YouTube videos racking up more than two million views.
He was charged with one count of attempted wire fraud, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The federal complaint alleged that Middlebrook claimed to have personally come up with a patent-pending cure and treatment for COVID-19.
As of now, there are still no cures or vaccines for coronavirus, and the US government and other countries in the world are trying their best to come up with a drug for combating the global pandemic.