Craig Wright has found himself in a lot of legal drama this year going to his alleged theft of $5 billion worth of bitcoin from a late scientist who had been involved in some dealings with prior to his passing. After an eventful back-and-forth from the courts which saw Wright present several fake documents as well as testimony from those who knew both him and David Kleinman, the late scientist, Wright has been ordered to handover 500,000 bitcoin by a judge.


On August 30, 2019, Craig right lawyer filed a document with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida to receive a 14 day extension so as to file a motion to challenge the previous judgment given by Bruce Reinhart, the judge assigned to the case which was in favor of the Kleinman’s estate. 

Wright Fighting Back

One of Wright’s complaints, according to his lawyer, is that Reinhart did not have the power to pass the judgment that he did and as such Wright’s legal team will need 14 days to address the legal validity of the judgment. Originally, any motion against the judgment would have to be due by September 10, 2019, but Wright’s legal team argues that it should be moved to September 24, 2019, and this is due to time constraints they feel they will encounter due to an incoming hurricane in the state of Florida.

“Central and South Florida are currently threatened by a major hurricane. Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida early next week and counsel for Dr. Wright have been expending significant time preparing for the hurricane, which has limited their ability to work on this matter,” the filing said. 

The filing also states that this is in a bid to properly review with the situation and not as a means of delay of the judgment but not all agree. Peter McCormack, who had previously been sued by Wright for calling him a fraud, stated recently that he does not believe Wright has 500,000 bitcoin or the equivalent in his possession and this move might be in means to stall.

 Also, many had hoped that this trial would be means through which Wrights’ claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor, of bitcoin would be revealed but unfortunately, that has not been the case.

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