Kleiman sues Aoben Cong case: testimony is dismissed, Ownen Cong may have to pay 550,000 BTC

On August 26, in the trial of Kleiman and Ao Ben Cong, Ou Ben Cong’s testimony was rejected. According to people familiar with the matter, Judge Bruce Reinhart advised the plaintiff to receive 50% bitcoin held by Oban Tseng before December 31, 2013 and 50% of intellectual property related to Bitcoin software. It is estimated that David Kleiman and Oban Cong mined 1.1 million bitcoins in the period from 2009 to 2011. That is to say, Ao Ben Cong may need to compensate the plaintiff for 550,000 bitcoins, currently worth about 5.7 billion. Dollar.


On the left is Oban, and on the right is David Kleiman.

According to The Block, the judge dismissed his testimony because of Aussie Cong’s alleged perjury. The person who participated in the trial said that Oban has no right to participate in the jury trial, nor can he object to the order, but retains his appeal power.

The case began in 2018, when Klein, the brother of Osborne’s late business partner David Kleiman, sued Oban, accusing him of trying to seize David’s bitcoin assets and claiming $10 billion.

Kleiman's attorneys are Kyle Roche and Velvel Freedman of the law firm Roche Freedman LLP, while Auburn is represented by Rivero Mestre LLP.

The case is not yet over, and there are still some procedural issues that need to be finalized. However, the substantive issue has been determined, which means that this lengthy trial will soon come to an end.

According to sources, although the judge dismissed Aoben Cong’s testimony in the case, he did not make a judgment on whether Oban was a Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Prior to becoming the final ruling, Judge Reinhart’s order must be adopted by District Judge Beth Bloom, provided that Ozon’s lawyers did not raise any objections.