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California actor arrested by FBI for attempting to sell coronavirus ‘cure’

Keith Middlebrook

Keith Middlebrook

The FBI announced the arrest of a Southern California man accused of falsely claiming to have developed a cure for the coronavirus — soliciting investments in a company he said would market the medication, according to federal prosecutors.

Keith Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday, March 25.

Middlebrook claimed he had developed pills that would prevent COVID-19 infections and an injectable drug that would cure those already suffering from the virus, prosecutors said.

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