There is clear and convincing evidence that Dr. Wright’s non-compliance with the Court’s
Orders is willful and in bad faith, that Plaintiffs have been prejudiced, and (particularly given the extended pattern of non-compliance and its egregiousness) a lesser sanction is not adequate to punish or to ensure future compliance with the Court’s Orders. Therefore, sanctions under Rule 37(b) are warranted.
Was said by the Judge in the case of Kleiman vs Wright. The case began in 2018, Kleiman, the brother of Craig Wright’s business partner Dave Kleiman sued Craig for $10 billion because Wright was allegedly trying to seize Dave’s bitcoins.
The Judge has now ruled and it’s not looking good for the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto. The judge also said Wright submitted incomplete or deceptive pleadings and filled a false declaration on purpose.
The judge also stated that:
Dr. Wright and David Kleiman entered into
a 50/50 partnership to develop Bitcoin intellectual property and to mine bitcoin; (2) any Bitcoin-related intellectual property developed by Dr. Wright prior to David Kleiman’s death was property of the partnership
Which basically means that David Kleiman is still the owner of half of the Bitcoins that he and Craig got together. The judge recommended the court to award a 50% of all the Bitcoins owned by Wright and mined prior to December 31, 2013 to Kleiman estate.
This, however, is only a recommendation but could certainly be adopted by the District Judge in the next hearing.
It seems that most of the documents that Wright gave to the court were either forged or false and could have really bad consequences for Wright.