With the growing pandemic, the only fear is not that of catching the virus. One of the biggest global fear is unemployment. An Iron Man 2 actor was recently arrested for selling a fake cure for Covid-19.
FBI arrested Iron Man 2 actor, Keith Middlebrook, who played the role of Expo Cop in the 2010 Marvel movie. But what is more shocking is the reason for his arrest. The Iron Man 2 actor was charged with fraud for teaming up with a company that claimed it could cure Covid-19!
- Keith Middlebrook played the role of Expo Cop in the 2010 Marvel movie, Iron Man 2.
- The FBI arrested the Iron Man 2 actor for charges of fraud in an undercover operation.
- The world is struggling to find a cure for the ongoing pandemic and there is a need to stay away from such scams.
Iron Man 2 Actor Keith Middlebrook Arrested
Keith Middlebrook who was once in Marvel’s Iron Man 2, was arrested on Wednesday. He was arrested as he claimed to have found a cure for Covid-19 and asked people to invest in a company that he claimed would make the medicine.
To convince the people, Iron Man 2 actor Keith Middlebrook took to his Instagram handle (which is currently suspended) and asked his 2.4 million followers to invest. He claimed that the investment would return many million dollars in benefit.
This federal case will prove to be one of the first cases connected to coronavirus cure scam in the United States.
Catch Me If You Can
Currently, there are no cures of the pandemic that are known to man. Yet Middlebrook claimed to have developed an injectable drug that cures the infected and pills that would prevent the virus.
FBI arrested the Iron Man 2 actor, Keith Middlebrook, as he delivered these pills to an undercover agent who set up the meeting posing as an investor.
Keith Middlebrook appeared in court on Thursday and the federal judge has set his date of trial for 16 April. If found guilty, the actor could be looking at 20 years in prison.
In these difficult times, it is important to steer clear of such scams that are soon going to surround us.
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