A troubled affair with a Bitcoin millionaire ends badly
A story about a young woman’s relationship with a Bitcoin Millionaire (BTC) is making headlines in the Australian media. It is a story of love, drugs and crime, ending with a court case in Maroochydore District Court in Queensland.
As reported by the Sunshine Coast Daily, Kaori Celine Nakase, 23, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of obstructing the course of justice, two counts of possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of drug trafficking, and one count of driving under the influence of an illicit drug.
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According to the story, Nakase was in a drug rehab center, and it was there that he met an unidentified Bitcoin millionaire, a man who allegedly made $10 million in cryptomoney.
The court said it received $637,000 in October 2019 to buy a Lamborghini, which was confiscated by police for speeding and testing positive for methamphetamine.
The couple then bought a house in Pimpama valued at $745,000, and Nakase stated that the house was purchased with the proceeds of the drug trade.
The 23-year-old woman accused the cryptomonger of influencing her to start using Ritalin and methamphetamines.
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The defendant’s lawyer, Martin Longhurst, explained to the court the alleged origins of the man’s fortune:
“It is reasonable to suspect that the money actually put into Bitcoin in the first place probably came from drug trafficking and was just by sheer foolish luck, it was probably using Bitcoin to hide money, Bitcoin shot up several times in the stock market”.
Judge Gary Long considered Crypto Trader vulnerable, and decided that the man took advantage of her situation, the judge sentenced her to probation for three years instead of choosing to imprison her.
Cointelegraph reported on April 29 that Norwegian police suspected the millionaire, Tom Hagen, of murdering his missing wife, questioning a “$10 million ransom note in Monero.