The plaintiff in a $ 224 million lawsuit against the AT & T wireless operator turned her attention to a new goal. The legal team of Michael Terpin has filed a second lawsuit, this time against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, nicknamed the "bitcoin bandit" by the New York press. The Manhattan resident, who was arrested in November in connection with unrelated SIM exchanges, is now the target of a $ 81 million lawsuit seeking to invoke the RICO law and seize the new defendant with the racket charge.
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Bitcoin Bandit Faces Fresh Legal Woe
Michael Terpin is recent cause, filed at the California Superior Court on December 28, 2018, appoints the defendant who holds responsible for the theft of his cryptocurrency through a social engineering attack. Terpin fought an ongoing battle against the AT & T network operator for his complicity in facilitating the unauthorized transfer of his cell phone number to the thief's receiver. The incident allowed the attacker, which Terpin believes to be Nicholas Truglia, to steal $ 24 million of cryptocurrency.
In December, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the extradition of Truglia in California to face charges of stealing $ 1 million cryptocurrency through the exchange of SIM, noting that "high-profile figures Truglia is accused of targeting Saswata Basu in this way , CEO of 0Chain, and Gabrielle Katsnelson, co-founder of SMBX. "This week, Michael Terpin shared his reasons for presenting the latest lawsuit with news.Bitcoin.com.
When asked if the $ 81 million RICO Act transaction and the Truglia racket practice influenced the ongoing lawsuit against AT & T in any way, Terpin noted that the two cases are independent actions, but "we expect to obtain evidence in this case that will strengthen our claims against AT & T. Obviously, any funds we will recover from this cause may rectify the amount of primary damage that we can be rewarded with AT & T, but most of our claims in their regard it concerns punitive damages ".
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$ 60 million in Crypto on Two Trezors
A treasure of documents presented by Terpin's lawyers, Greenberg Glusker, outlines an enthralling prima facie case against the so-called bitcoin bandit. This includes a former friend of the twenty-one who provides a statement that recalls that "Nick [Truglia] he showed me two keys (Trezors). One had over $ 40 million in cash worth of various scrambles, and the other had over $ 20 million in cash worth of various scrambles. "
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Asked whether he would reach an agreement with Nicholas Truglia, raising allegations of the RICO Act and the $ 81 million required in exchange for recovering his stolen cryptocurrency, Terpin confirmed that it would "look good". Truglia remains in custody on a $ 1.4 million bond, pending a further court appearance on April 10 on unrelated SIM exchange charges.
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