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Scott Rhodes biography: 13 things about Scott Platek

Scott Rhodes is a white man who has lived in various parts of the United States including Connecticut, Idaho, Oregon, California, Montana and Utah. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He also goes by the name Scott David Rhodes, Scott D. Rhodes, Scott P. Platek and Scott Platek. (a) Platek is the surname of his adoptive family.(b)
  2. He used to live in Sandpoint, Idaho and in Eugene, Oregon. He has also lived in different parts of California including San Francisco, Rohnert Park and Los Angeles. (c)
  3. In 2015, he moved from California to Sandpoint. In 2018, he moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana. (d)
  4. In May 2016, he completed a foreign registration statement with the Idaho Secretary of State for a limited liability company (LLC) named American Discovery Publishing. In August 2017, the business license was administratively canceled for failure to file an annual report. (b)
  5. On November 27, 2017, he started making his robocalls. (a) He was 48 years old when his red Jeep was spotted on surveillance video on November 30, 2017 at the Sandpoint High School where police recovered 56 CDs containing racist, anti-Semitic material. (c)
  6. In December 2017, the Sandpoint Police Department contacted him following the distribution of racist propaganda in the parking lot of Sandpoint High School. (e)
  7. In May 2018, he sent 1,496 robocalls to major cities in California. He attacked California senator Dianne Feinstein, calling her a “traitorous Jew.” (d)
  8. In August 2018, he sent 827 robocalls to residents of Brooklyn, Iowa, after undocumented Mexican immigrant Cristhian Bahena Rivera was accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts. (d)
  9. In September 2018, he sent 750 robocalls to residents of Sandpoint and attacked the Sandpoint Reader and its publisher Ben Olson. (d)
  10. In October 2018, he made 766 robocalls attacking Andrew Gillum, a Democrat running to become Florida’s governor at the time. (d)
  11. In November 2018, he updated his billing information to reflect his new address and made 583 robocalls to attack Stacey Abrams, an African-American Democrat running for governor in Georgia at the time. From November 2018 to December 2018, he sent 2,023 robocalls to residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA where white supremacist James Fields was on trial for murdering Heather Heyer(a) (d)
  12. On January 30, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a notice proposing a $12,910,000 forfeiture against him for willfully and repeatedly spoofing caller ID information with the intent to cause harm and wrongfully obtain something of value. On February 25, 2020, he submitted a response to the notice, which he said represents a politically motivated gross overreach of FCC authority and evidences the corruption of minority in-groups within the commission. (a)
  13. On January 14, 2021, the FCC fined him $9,918,000 for illegally using caller ID spoofing with the intent to cause harm. Between May 2018 and December 2018, he tried to gain media notoriety and publicity for his website and personal brand by making 4,959 unlawful, spoofed robocalls to different communities around the U.S., according to the commission. (f)

 

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