Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Was Part Of Miami-Based Patent Scam That Bullied Inventors
President Donald Trump fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions today. That in itself is no surprise. But the surprise came from who Trump named as Acting US Attorney General. Trump named Session’s chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker is the former US attorney in Iowa.
However, few people know about his involvement in World Patent Marketing. World Patent Marketing was a sham patent marketing company. The Federal Trade Commission shut down World Patent Marketing last year.
The newly crowned Acting US Attorney General Whitaker sat on the board of World Patent Marketing. He also liked sending out Trump style threatening emails to former customers who complained.
One customer complained after he spent thousands of dollars and did not receive the promised services.
Court records obtained by New Times for a 2017 feature about the fraudulent company show Whitaker touted his background as a former federal attorney and declared that filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and “smearing” the company online could result in “serious civil and criminal consequences.