WTF? Greedy prick deserves all the fines he gets.
"After the client informed Mills that the device should support USB charging, Mills raised his initial estimate from $4,000 to $4,800."
copypasting cheap existing plans"designing" a USB charging module????? When there's so many existing plans and basic PSU designs and cheap USB charging modules he could shove in there?
Rip-off prat can afford to pay the fines and then some. How many other people has he screwed over like this?
I doubt I'd charge more than a couple of hundred for the design in the article, and could probably knock off the basic design in an afternoon, with a working prototype. How the hell could his prices be justified?