- There is a protection order against a former GOP U.S. Senate candidate for pointing a gun at a former campaign staffer in a dispute over a cryptocurrency investment.
- The Staffer alleged in court documents that Max Linn pointed the gun in a dispute after he gave $225,000 to invest in cryptocurrency but then decided to buy drugs falsely touted as COVID-19 cures instead.
- “I went to court because I believe my family could be in danger,” Staffer Matt McDonald told the Bangor Daily News.
“ELLSWORTH, Maine — A former U.S. Senate candidate pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer in a dispute over a cryptocurrency investment, according to court documents.
The allegations are included in a protection order brought against businessman Max Linn by a former assistant, Matt McDonald, the Bangor Daily News reported. A temporary protection order was granted Wednesday.
Linn became known for his debate antics during the 2020 Senate campaign in which he finished last behind Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who won reelection, and Democrat Sara Gideon and independent Lisa Savage.
McDonald alleged in court documents that Linn gave him money to invest in cryptocurrency earlier this year but that Linn reversed course upon return from an overseas trip and sought to buy drugs falsely touted as COVID-19 cures. Linn pointed a gun in McDonald’s direction when the two met to try to resolve the dispute, McDonald said in the court filing…”
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