Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator Craig Wright has been ordered to attend proceedings at a Florida district court. | Source: YouTube
By CCN Markets: Craig Wright is to appear in a Florida court next week to contest allegations that he stole 1.1 million Bitcoin from his old friend, Dave Kleiman.
Wright had initially appealed to postpone proceedings or be allowed to attend via video conference call. Those appeals were denied by District Judge Beth Bloom, who deemed the plaintiff’s claims substantial enough that he show up in person to defend against them.
Wright summoned to florida court on june 18th
According to a court docket filed June 10th by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Wright’s motion to avoid attending proceedings in person were denied.
“The Court has reviewed the Motion, the Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition, ECF No. , the record and applicable law, and is otherwise fully advised. For the reasons that follow, the Motion is denied.”
The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto originally claimed appearing in person would cause him “unjustifiable hardship”.
Craig Wright’s legal team deemed the evidence supplied by the plaintiffs insufficient to demand their client fly halfway around the world for a two-hour legal proceeding.
According to Wright’s own previous filing in the case:
“Dr. Wright is a foreign citizen who lives and works in the United Kingdom. The burdens associated with travel to Florida for mediation at this juncture constitute good cause to permit attendance by video conference.”
The judge disagreed,