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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.