CoinFire have published a copy of a cease and desist letter they received from Baker Marquart on behalf of GAW Miners. The C&D comes on the back of yesterday's threat by Josh Garza to pursue CoinFire for making what he claims are libellous and false statements about GAW Miners.
The C&D, sent in Brian Klein's capacity as a Partner of Baker Marquart, contains nothing unexpected other than the fact it is signed by Klein. Klein is also the Chairman of the Legal Advocacy committee for the Bitcoin Foundation.
The Bitcoin Foundation website states:
"The Legal Advocacy Committee advises the foundation's board and general counsel on significant legal issues such as ongoing civil litigation and criminal prosecutions tied to Bitcoin. In addition, it interfaces with policy makers, law enforcement, and litigants on both the state and federal levels. If you are interested in joining the Legal Advocacy Committee, please contact Brian Klein."
Given the Bitcoin Foundation has a long history of accepting scammers as sponsors1, it is of little surprise that a member of the foundation is now representing the con artist Josh Garza, a man who has built his business/ponzi by way of defrauding members of the Bitcoin community.
Butterfly Labs being the prime example. ↩