Court Former lead developer Monero orderedRiccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni surrenders to the US Marshals Service on July 5 for extradition to South Africa.
In July 2021, Spagni was detained by law enforcement at the Nashville airport in the United States at the request of South African authorities. 100,000 and accused them of extorting money. Dollars. The case has nothing to do with Monero, but he worked for the South African company Cape Cookies from 2009-2011.
Spagni could face up to 20 years in prison for the charges. The case is definitely tough for him as he is in serious trouble (up to 20 years in prison) for a petty financial scam once he becomes a multi-millionaire.
A lawyer for Duncan Oakes, representing the developer, said the detention was “unfounded”. According to him, the developer wrongly believed that the presence of his representative in the Cape Cookies process was sufficient.
Let us remind you that in September 2021 there is a court in the United States Frees Fluffybanes from custody.
Spagni withdrew from active involvement in Monero’s development in 2019. However, he is still considered its unofficial face. The developer was present early in the project, although he was not directly the creator.
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