Ira Kleiman’s lawyers have recently replied in support of a motion which could force Craig Wright to produce new evidence on the Tulip Trust. The Plaintiff asserts that exposing the Tulip Trust as another lie is an essential component of the lawsuit.
PLAINTIFF INSISTS WRIGHT’S ARGUMENTS ARE INVALID
The trust in question is believed to hold 1.1 million Bitcoins, and was allegedly set up by Craig Wright after his partner, David Kleiman, died. His brother, Ira Kleiman, asserts that half of those coins belong to him. The estate contends that the trust is, in fact, a fraud and points to contradictory statements that Wright has made about them over the course of these legal proceedings.
The plaintiff’s motion states:
the trusts — the inherently contradictory stories Dr. Wright has told about the trusts — are intimately connected to the theft of bitcoin that belonged to Dave Kleiman and/or the partnership. Exposing the fraudulent nature of the trusts is therefore highly relevant to Plaintiffs claims as it goes toward proving the theft they were designed to cover up.
In other words, the estate asserts that Wright is lying about the nature of these trusts, and that the documents sought by the court will prove it.
Wright has stonewalled every order to produce documents related to these trusts. He has come up with one odd excuse after another as to why he cannot do so, and has changed his story on relevant facts related to their creation and purpose. His latest evasive manoeuvre has been to claim that the bonded courier with the information is an attorney, and thus attorney client privilege shields the needed information.
Adding to the saga, Wright has given confusing statements as to the whereabouts of the Bitcoins.