Judge Bloom orders Wright to submit evidence
A court order issued by Judge Beth Bloom compels Wright to provide the documents proving his authorship regarding Bitcoin before April 17.
The legal case involving self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator Craig Wright will have a new twist coming soon. A court order issued by Judge Beth Bloom compels Wright to provide the documents proving his authorship regarding Bitcoin before April 17. The object of the order is 11,000 documents that will be used in the trial to demonstrate that Wright has access to 1.1 million Bitcoins.
The case was filed in February 2018. Wright allegedly stole from his partner Kleiman a total of 500,000 Bitcoins. During all this time, Wright has used all possible legal resources to postpone the payment of those 500,000 Bitcoins. The crypto community has nicknamed him "Faketoshi", claiming that Wright is simply a fraud and many well-known industry personalities have joined in the criticism. Cryptocurrency podcaster Peter McCormack contributed $ 10,000 that Wright would not have access to 500,000 Bitcoins.
Judge Reinhart had ordered Wright to submit the list of all his properties in Bitcoin before March 12 and charged him with producing false documents and making a false statement in the addendum of the Tulip Trust. For his part, Wright appealed the order, arguing that the presentation of the documentation requested of him violates his rights protected by his lawyer-client relationship and by his participation in 17 companies. However, Judge Bloom has upheld Judge Reinhart's ruling and said: "Judge Reinhart, as such, was clearly not wrong or acting against the law in considering the evidence before him and assigning it due weight. Furthermore, the Tribunal is puzzled by the defendant's apparent argument that Judge Reinhart must blindly accept the documents submitted by the defendant, so Judge Reinhart cannot rely on his past experiences with the defendant in this litigation (including his record supplying counterfeit materials and giving false witness)."