ACTING US ATTORNEY GENERAL HITS BACK AT FRAUD ALLEGATIONS ABOUT COMPANY HE ACTED FOR

The Washington Post on 14th November reported that Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker received early warnings that customers were complaining that an invention-marketing company he advised might be a fraud – Patent Marketing.  He defended the company and remained on its board until joining the Justice Department in 2017.  The company shut down in May and agreed to pay a settlement of nearly $26 million to resolve a wide-ranging Federal Trade Commission complaint that it bilked customers.

For a useful background piece on what the company got up to, see the “Planet Money” podcast from NPR at –

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=668040733

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/he-was-yelling-whitaker-pushed-back-against-early-fraud-complaints-about-company-he-advised/2018/11/14/53e5cbc6-e78f-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html?utm_term=.20dbed7f0ae3

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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