Keith Middlebrook urged investors to invest a million dollars in the production of tablets and serums for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
The US Department of Justice reported that federal agents arrested a man in California who persuaded investors to invest $ 1 million in the production of a drug invented by him, with which, according to the fraudster, you can cure COVID-19 – a disease caused by a new coronavirus.
In a press release, the Justice Department said that on Wednesday, FBI agents arrested 53-year-old Keith Lawrence Middlebrook in Los Angeles. The arrest occurred after a meeting between Middlebrook and an undercover FBI agent, during which the fraudster handed the operative pills that can allegedly prevent infection with the coronavirus.
The Ministry of Justice claims that Middlebrook distributed in YouTube and Instagram commercials that contained information about the pills he invented for the prevention of COVID-19, as well as about a certain serum that can allegedly be used to cure coronavirus in people who have already been infected. At least one of the videos has been viewed more than a million times.
The indictment filed by the FBI in Federal court states that Middlebrook fraudulently asked investors to invest in a company owned by him, Quantum Prevention CV, promising in exchange for a huge profit from the sale of the miracle drug. The fraudster also claimed that one of the company’s investors was former basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Investigators found that Johnson did not even know that he was an “investor.”
Middlebrook is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles County court this week, where he is scheduled to face fraud charges. If found guilty, the man faces up to 20 years in prison.