Coronavirus: FBI arrests man for peddling COVID-19 ‘treat’

Adrian Ovalle

The FBI has actually apprehended a man in southern California who declared to have actually developed a treatment for coronavirus.

In a number of posts on his Instagram account which notes 2.4 million followers, Keith Middlebrook declared he had actually developed a tablet to avoid people contracting COVID-19 and deal with those currently experiencing the coronavirus.

“Yes I have Developed the Cure for the CoronaVirus COVID-19,” the 53- year-old composed in one post.

Keith Middlebrook declared to have actually developed a tablet to make people unsusceptible to COVID-19 Photo: Instagram

“After 6 Weeks of Intense Focus and Development (and very little sleep). I am currently going into Mass Production.”

In another he added: “This pill I have designed makes anyone completely IMMUNE to the Virus COVID-19 disease coronavirus.”

In a video that has actually been enjoyed more than 450,000 times, he declared: “Yes I created the cure that shuts down the COVID-19, that makes the cells from the coronavirus detach, release and die within 48 hours.”

He was apprehended while providing tablets to an undercover representative, according to United States media reports.

In a quote to tempt financiers in his business Quantum Avoidance CV Inc with pledges of big earnings, he likewise declared to have Earvin “Magic” Johnson on his board – who detectives verified had no participation.

Middlebrook was apprehended on Wednesday on a federal problem of wire scams, which brings a penalty of approximately 20 years in jail if founded guilty.

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United States Chief Law Officer William Barr this cautioned: “The pandemic is dangerous enough without wrongdoers seeking to profit from public panic and this sort of conduct cannot be tolerated.”

False claims about the coronavirus and phony treatments have actually flowed on social media, frequently bring in numerous shares.

There is currently no vaccine for the coronavirus, and medical specialists worldwide have stated the very best method to avoid getting contaminated with the illness is to prevent being exposed to it.

Recently, United States custom-mades officers in Los Angeles obstructed a bundle consisting of 60 phony sets identified “Anti-Pathogenic treatment” which had actually been sent out from the UK.

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