- Craig Wright presented a fake deed of trust in his case with the Kleinman estate
- Wright is being accused of stealing $5 billion worth of bitcoin from the late scientist
Craig Wright is by far one of the most interesting figures in the cryptocurrency space that are constantly making news for various reasons. A few months ago he was at the center of a feud that saw the delisting of Bitcoin SV from several platforms and he has also repeatedly claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, to the frustration of many within the industry.
Currently, Wright is facing a lawsuit from the estate of David Kleinman, a deceased scientist for claims that he stole billions of dollars worth of bitcoin from Kleinman after his death in 2013. Wright has maintained innocence and it was reported by trial lawyer Stephen Palley on Twitter on July 3, 2019, that Wright provided false documents to the court to prove his case.
** this is the purported 2012 trust doc, not the image in the original tweet. pic.twitter.com/1d6d9puK53
— Palley (@stephendpalley) July 3, 2019
The History of the Case and Wright’s Involvement
The documents in question that Wright represented was an alleged trust deed with his plaintiffs but it has been reported that the document was fabricated as many chronological discrepancies were uncovered upon further examination.
Among several documents presented to the district court for the Florida Southern District, a document was given as proof of a corporation between Wright and the late David Kleinman. The case was first brought against Wright in February 2018 and is said that he stole hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin from Kleinman.
The issue with the deed of trust document is at it was dated as October 23, 2013 but metadata of the file shows that the document was created after the death of Kleinman and the document uses a 2015 copyright notice which is related to Calibri, a Microsoft word font from 2015 and this means that the document could not have been created earlier than that time.
In Wright fashion, he responded to the accusation of forging the court documents by telling the court, “I mean it makes sense that the inventor of bitcoin can time travel. Your honor.”
When the court initially summoned Craig Wright in late June, he stated that he could not comply with the court order which required him to provide a list of all his bitcoin addresses under the claim that he gave a key piece of information that regarded the funds and wallets to Kleinman before his death.
This case is a rather interesting one as it was seen as a way by which Wright could clear his name and give validity to his claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto but thus far, it seems to simply be one of Wright’s usual antics.