Judge in Craig Wright lawsuit once quit as US Attorney to work for Jeffrey Epstein
The controversial case had an equally controversial judge who was on the payroll of the now-dead accused sex trafficker
AUG 28, 2019 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: MAR 18, 2021
The U.S. magistrate overseeing the legal battle between Craig Wright and the estate of Dave Kleiman over who owns a $10 billion bitcoin fortune and Bitcoin’s underlying IP is not without controversy of his own:
Bruce Reinhart once quit his job as a U.S. Attorney to work for Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused sex trafficker who was being targeted in a probe by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
As reported in the Miami Herald on November 28, 2018:
Epstein also hired Bruce Reinhart, then an assistant U.S. attorney in South Florida, now a U.S. magistrate.
He left the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Jan. 1, 2008, and went to work representing Epstein’s employees on Jan. 2, 2008, court records show.
In 2011, Reinhart was named in the Crime Victims’ Rights Act lawsuit, which accused him of violating Justice Department policies by switching sides, implying that he leveraged inside information about Epstein’s investigation to curry favor with Epstein.