Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), has been accused of abusing legal confidentiality to prevent documents from being used as evidence in the ongoing proceedings against him.
Australian computer scientist and businessman Craig Wright is being sued by the family of his late business partner Dave Kleiman for $ 10 billion in Bitcoin, allegedly encrypted in a “Tulip Trust.” In a court document filed in the Southern District Court of Florida on Sunday, the legal team representing Ira Kleiman, the deceased’s brother, denied Wright’s “illusory” claim that over 11,000 corporate documents were inadmissible in court because they were covered by legal confidentiality.
“Craig [Wright] Has wrongly withheld documents as privileged “, the prosecutor explained, arguing that he tried to cover up the trial by using the fact that the documents were from 18 companies, most of which no longer exist, to “hide” the documents from the court . “[A]”Almost all companies that the defendant uses as an instrument to assert ‘privileges’ no longer exist … all the privileges that these companies once had will not survive their dissolution.” added Kleiman’s legal team.
The registration also states that Wright’s privilege claim is inadmissible from the three remaining law firms because he does not belong to the “control group” and therefore cannot claim any legal privilege. He is also accused of deliberately not staging in the company’s management teams in order to be able to claim privileges “if it suits him.”
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The case against Craig Wright was riddled with controversy throughout the proceedings. Last August, Judge Bruce E. Reinhart ruled in favor of the Kleiman estate and then admonished Wright for his involvement in one “Willful and bad faith pattern of obstructive behavior” This included making a false declaration, knowingly preparing a fraudulent trust document, and giving a perjury testimony.
Wright initially agreed to a settlement to hand over half of the Tulip Trust Bitcoin, and withdrew from that agreement in November.
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