court The order of the former lead developer MoneroRiccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni surrenders to the US Marshals Service on July 5th for extradition to South Africa.
In July 2021, Spagni was detained by law enforcement at Nashville Airport in the United States at the request of the South African authorities. They accused him of extorting $100,000. The case had nothing to do with Monero, but with his work for South African company Cape Cookies in 2009-2011.
Spagni faces up to 20 years in prison for the charges against him. The case is certainly difficult for him, as he is in serious trouble (up to 20 years in prison) for a petty financial fraud once he becomes a millionaire.
Duncan Oaks’ attorney, who represents the property developer, called the detention “unfounded.” According to him, the developer mistakenly believed that the presence of his representative in the Cape Cookies operation was enough.
Let us remind you that in September 2021 a court in the United States Fluffypons released from custody.
Spagni withdrew from actively participating in the development of Monero in 2019. However, he is still considered its unofficial face. The developer was at the beginning of the project, although he was not its direct creator.
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