The drama surrounding the “Kleiman v. Wright” lawsuit continues, with the plaintiff’s legal team claiming that Craig Wright already has the ability to open the encrypted files containing the keys to more than 820,000 Bitcoin (BTC).
According to court documents filed on 21 May, the Kleiman estate alleges that Wright “has the ability to open the encrypted file” which contains the private keys to the addresses supplied to the court. The plaintiff further claims that Wright does not wish to open the file as “it will contain evidence of the partnership” between Wright and the late Dave Kleiman.
The court document reads:
“Wright’s refusal to open the encrypted file strongly suggests he knows that its contents will include partnership records, support the existence of a partnership between Wright and Dave Kleiman, and that the 820,200 bitcoin on the CSW Filed List (or other comparable amounts) belong to the partnership, as well as the blockchain related intellectual property created before Dave died.”
As proof of Wright’s ability to open the file, Kleiman’s legal team pointed out that $1.6 million worth of BTC has already been spent from the addresses Wright supplied to the court. Kleiman was referring to the CSW list, containing 16,404 BTC addresses, which is only one out of the three lists that have been provided throughout the case.
Wright has already testified in court that he is unable to access his BTC, as they are locked away in a multi-level encrypted file, but the fact that his list contains spent BTC, the plaintiff alleges, should be proof enough that Wright is lying.
The document reads:
“This alone, is incontrovertible evidence that Wright has either (i) submitted a fraudulent/incomplete list of his bitcoin as the CSW Filed List and/or (ii) he does have access to a list of his bitcoin and the private keys associated with them and is lying about and hiding that information to prevent Plaintiffs from using the list to prove a partnership, the amount of bitcoin at issue, and to eventually trace those assets.”
A Reddit post, which studies all lists in great detail, explains:
“All three lists have recently spent blocks in them, when Wright testified that the keys are inaccessible.”
The Redditor continues on to show that Wright’s latest address and block submission, in his opinion, is just another fake.
The 21 May court document also acknowledges it was not only the plaintiff’s legal team that was responsible for exposing Wright’s lies, but that it was a combined effort with the crypto community.
“It has taken the combined effort of Plaintiffs, their counsel, experts, and a devoted crypto-community to expose the forgeries, lies, and misrepresentations to date.”