A federal court in the Southern District of Florida rejected the petition of Craig Wright (man who claims he is the creator of first cryptocurrency) to terminate the proceedings against him regarding the appropriation of 1.1 million BTC allegedly belonging to his former business partner Dave Kleiman.
Wright tried to prove to the court that Kleiman did not have rights to the declared stake in W&K Info Defense Research, as the company allegedly had other partners, and also announced that there was some agreement in which Kleiman refused his share.
The court found these arguments unconvincing, accusing the Australian entrepreneur of the inaccuracy of the information provided.
Judge Beth Bloom noted that the case is replete with examples in which the defendant made conflicting statements while testifying in court. In assessing the above arguments, the court simply cannot consider them reliable.
She stressed that because of these contradictions, the court would not be able to take into account the arguments of Craig Wright as a basis for challenging his competence in this case.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive!” the judge quoted the couplets of Walter Scott commenting on Wright’s statements.