The FBI is investigating a Florida-based company at which Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker previously served as a member of the advisory board, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
The Journal, citing an alleged victim and others familiar with the criminal investigation, reported that the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the FBI's Miami office are looking into World Patent Marketing.
In March 2017, the Federal Trade Commission accused the company of misrepresenting its services and defrauding customers of nearly $26 million. The company settled the civil allegations in May 2018. The Journal noted that the existence of an ongoing FBI investigation suggests officials are looking into potential criminal charges.