Fact Check: NO Evidence Chief Justice John Roberts Was Arrested

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: NO Evidence Chief Justice John Roberts Was Arrested No Evidence

Did Chief Justice John Roberts get arrested? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Roberts was arrested as of February 14, 2022. The video in this Facebook post does not mention Roberts once. The caption of the post also misspells Roberts' name.

The claim originated from a Facebook post (archived here) published on February 12, 2022. It opened:

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERT HAS BEEN ARRESTED UPDATE

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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Facebook screenshot(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Feb 14 15:53:21 2022 UTC)

No reputable news outlet has reported on this alleged Roberts arrest, as of February 14, 2022. The Facebook video does not mention Roberts once, mostly discussing disinformation and QAnon theories.

Lead Stories has reached out to the Supreme Court for a comment on this claim. We will update this story if they respond.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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