As per the latest development in the Craig Wright vs. Ira Kleiman case, the legal team of the plaintiff is now trying to subpoena Jimmy Nguyen, the former CEO of nChain, for a deposition. Currently, they are unable to track him down.
Ira Kleinman is the brother of late David Kleinman, the business partner of Craig Wright and the personal representative of his estate. The United States District Court Southern District of Florida published a “Joint Discovery Status Report” on March 2nd.
Plaintiff Kleinman’s legal team has “filed a motion challenging a number of defendant’s privilege designations.”
They are seeking to file a motion to retrieve documents from the UK-Based nChain that allegedly indicate that the company may have control over this litigation and/or may have acquired assets, bitcoin, in this case.
According to the court statement, the list of bitcoin holdings presented by the defendant, Wright, “may be yet another example of the Defendant’s submissions of forgeries and misrepresentations to this Court.”
Previously in the court, he presented several documents and Tulip Trusts — the stash from the initially minted BTC by the anonymous founder Satoshi Nakamoto — that turned out to be all fake.
According to the plaintiff, the third party would be able to confirm these suspicions. As such they are attempting to serve the US citizen Jimmy Nguyen but so far have been “unsuccessful” to locate him.
It has been more than 20 months that the court case has been in the discovery phase. The case has been thwarted by Wright’s lack of cooperation and continuous deception.
Just last week, he claimed BItcoin will be seized with help of miners. The self proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto is calling for hacked exchanges that have lost BTC so that “people get their money back, starting this year.” He added, “You see, Bitcoin is easily confiscated, easily returned to the owner,” though the reality of it remains to be seen.
Plaintiff has now scheduled Wright’s dispositions on March 16 and 18, 2020 and his wife Ramona Watts is on March 19, 2020. Other dispositions by the plaintiff involves Andrew O’Hagan on March 17 and Dustin Trammel on March 26 while Brandon Sullivan is to be decided.
“Plaintiffs note that more depositions may be required as additional information is uncovered about the partnership’s bitcoin holdings,” says the statement.
For now, both Wight and Kleinman’s legal team have exhausted their 10 depositions.