The Craig Wright versus the Estate of Dave Kleiman court case just got even juicier. Now there is definitive proof that Wright submitted fraudulent documents to the court, and there is no way for Wright to wiggle out of this situation.
Essentially, the court case involved 1 million Bitcoins (BTC) that Wright and Kleiman mined together. Wright did not give any of these Bitcoin’s (BTC) to Kleiman’s family after Kleiman died, and this caused Kleiman’s brother to sue Wright for roughly 500,000 Bitcoins (BTC).
The court demanded a list of Wright’s Bitcoin (BTC) holdings, and after Wright stalled the court for months he finally submitted a list of 16,000 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses.
Recently one of the wallets from Wright’s list sent a transaction, which raised a serious red flag, since Wright claimed he had no access to his 16,000 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses. This transaction proved either Wright had access, or the list was fraudulent and Wright didn’t really own those Bitcoin (BTC) addresses.
Now the real owner of 145 of the Bitcoin (BTC) addresses on Wright’s list has signed this message: “Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud. He doesn’t have the keys used to sign this message. The Lightning Network is a significant achievement. However, we need to continue work on improving on-chain capacity. Unfortunately, the solution is not to just change a constant in the code or to allow powerful participants to force out others. We are all Satoshi.”
This signed message is the final proof that Wright submitted a fraudulent list of Bitcoin (BTC) addresses to the court, which is considered perjury and carries criminal charges. Further, now it is essentially guaranteed that Wright will lose the court case.
That being said, considering how slippery Wright has been so far in this court case, it remains to be seen if Wright will pay back Kleiman’s family even if he loses.