A New York dweller has filed a lawsuit against four his pals accusing them of torture and stealing his personal belongings with the aim of getting access to his crypto accounts. The defense insists that those accused had only walked the alleged victim home.
The case on the alleged use of torture against a local resident with the purpose of getting access to his cold crypto wallet is being heard in New York. A man claims that he became victim to the attackers in his own apartment, upon returning home from a party with his friends.
In New York, a case of torture allegedly applied to a local resident by his acquaintances is being considered in order to gain access to the “cold” cryptoschool. This is stated in the suit of the district attorney of Manhattan district. The man claims he had become the victim of the attackers in his own apartment after he returned back home with his friends after the party.
The statement of claim reads that 25-year-old Stephen Orso allegedly demanded that Nicholas Truglia “provide him with login information for his cryptocurrency accounts while holding his head underwater in the bathtub, punching him in the stomach and throwing hot wax on him.”
Orso is the son of a wealthy venture capitalist. The claimant insists that Orso acted in conspiracy with David Leica, 19, Steven Dorn, 29, and Chris David, 25.
The law enforcers possess a video showing the alleged attackers leaving the Truglia’s place, where Chris David appears “to be concealing a rectangular object under his sweatshirt consistent with a laptop computer.”
Truglia, 27, told cops he woke up and realized his laptop, two mobile phones and a thumb drive containing his cryptocurrency account information were missing. It is not specified in his claim, whether the attackers were able to get hands on his crypto savings or not.
The next day, Truglia pinged his iPhone and it allegedly showed up in the vicinity of an apartment shared by the defendants. Leica allegedly sent Truglia’s iPhone to him in an Uber the next day and David allegedly returned the laptop, which was splattered in wax, court papers say.
The defendants’ lawyer refutes all the allegations.
“I provided audio to the district attorney’s office wherein the complainant admits these allegations are false,” – she maintained, while noting that “It’s disappointing that our standard of journalism does not permit the innocent to have their day in court and slanders them upon accusation.”
The defendants are each charged with one count of second-degree burglary. All of them were released without bail until the next hearing that is to take place on March 14.
Last month, Interpol has issued an internationall arrest warrant for the suspect in the murder of a Norwegian bitcoiner in Oslo.