Judge Criticizes Craig Wright for Perjury, Forged Papers

Judge Criticizes Craig Wright for Perjury, Forged Papers

In a hearing concerning the Tulip Trust, Judge Bruce Reinhart has criticized Craig Wright for submitting forged papers and offering perjured testimony during the ongoing lawsuit between Wright and Ira Kleiman.

The Judge doubted the credibility of Wright, noting that he had previously lied to the court:

“Particularly given my prior finding that Dr. Wright has produced forged documents in this litigation, I decline to rely on this kind of document, which could easily have been generated by anyone with word processing software and a pen […] I give no weight to sworn statements of Dr. Wright that advance his interests but that have not been challenged by cross-examination and for which I cannot make a credibility determination. I have previously found that Dr. Wright gave perjured testimony in my presence.”

Wright ordered to provide Tulip Trust documents by 12 March

Reinhart had ordered Wright to provide a list of his Bitcoin assets by 12 March. However, Wright said he could not do that as it was owned by a blind trust he could not reach. In addition, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto predicted the delivery of the list by bonded courier will take until January 2020.

Meanwhile, Judge Bloom required Wright to submit a notice to the court until 3 February, indicating whether or not this mysterious figure has emerged from the shadows. He was also ordered to indicate whether he has access to the last key slice to access the encrypted file.

Wright provided papers on 6 January indicating a previously undisclosed trust — ‘ Tulip Trust III. ‘ Both the Judge and the plaintiffs requested several affidavits to establish how Wright obtained the Tulip Trust III documentation.

Earlier, Cryptolydian reported that Wright had partnered with David Kleiman to mine several Bitcoins, and they ended up with holding 1.1 million Bitcoins. 

After the death of Kleiman in 2013, it was supposed that 50% of the Bitcoin assets would go to inherits, as per law, but this never happened, so Kleiman’s brother has filed a lawsuit against Wright.

However, Wright kept telling the court that he could not access the Bitcoin holdings because of not having the cryptocurrency public addresses.

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Rabea Maguid is a journalist completely obsessed with crypto industry. He holds B.A. from Al-Azhar University, and has a background in journalism and economics. Rabea Maguid likes to think about the future in a positive way, and sees blockchain as a potential driver of deep societal change.