A former U.S. Senate candidate pointed a gun at a former marketing campaign staffer in a dispute over a cryptocurrency funding, in keeping with court docket paperwork.
The allegations are included in a safety order introduced in opposition to businessman Max Linn by a former assistant, Matt McDonald, the Bangor Every day Information reported. A brief safety order was granted Wednesday.
Linn turned identified for his debate antics through the 2020 Senate marketing campaign wherein he completed final behind Republican Sen. Collins, who received reelection, and Democrat Sara Gideon and impartial Lisa Savage.
McDonald alleged in court docket paperwork that Linn gave him cash to put money into cryptocurrency earlier this yr however that Linn reversed course upon return from an abroad journey and sought to purchase medication falsely touted as COVID-19 cures. Linn pointed a gun in McDonald’s course when the 2 met to attempt to resolve the dispute, McDonald stated within the court docket submitting.
“I went to court docket as a result of I imagine my household might be at risk,” McDonald instructed the Bangor Every day Information.
Linn’s lawyer, Steve Juskewitch, confirmed that Linn gave McDonald $225,000 to put money into cryptocurrency however denied that Linn threatened McDonald with a gun or sought to purchase medication or medication.
Juskewitch referred to as McDonald’s allegations in opposition to Linn a “pure fabrication to divert consideration from the cryptocurrency dispute.”
Linn garnered consideration within the Senate debates in 2020, telling a moderator “request denied!” when requested to remain on topic.
He made information a number of years earlier over fraudulent signatures utilized in a earlier try to get on the poll. Earlier than that, he lived in Florida, the place he ran for a number of workplaces.