Group Accused Of Beating Up And Torturing “Friend” To Steal His Cryptocurrency Login Accounts
Group Accused Of Beating Up And Torturing “Friend” To Steal His Crypto
A very unique complaint has been filed at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office recently. A group of young professional men has allegedly ransacked the luxury apartment of one of their “friends” after a night of drinking together and forced the victim to give his crypto account and login information so they could steal his Bitcoin.
According to the complaint, Stephen Orso, 25, has allegedly demanded that Nicholas Truglia should provide him with his login for his crypto account. Obviously, he had to make some kind of pressure, so the man allegedly decided to put his head underwater in a bathtub and punched him in the stomach while throwing hot wax at their poor pal.
The crime allegedly happened on September 7, about 2:50 am, when Orso, the son of a famous venture capitalist, along with his three friends David Leica, 19, Steven Dorn, 29, and Chris David, 25, escorted the drunk victim back home.
The police report informs that Truglia woke up and realized that his laptop was missing along with two mobile phones and a thumb drive that contained his crypto information. Surveillance video shows that the crew was leaving two hours later and that they were concealing an object that could have been a laptop.
In the next day, Truglia was able to find his lost iPhone, which showed up in the vicinity of an apartment shared by the alleged criminals. The court has also affirmed that Leica sent Truglia’s other phone via Uber to him the next day and that David allegedly returned the laptop, which was dirty with wax.
The defense lawyer Stacey Richman is defending all four of the rich boys and has affirmed that the accusations are “outright falsehoods”, noting that Truglia has recanted his statement. In her version of the story, the group only “stepped up” to help a friend in need for “his own safety” and claims that she provided audio in which the Complainant affirms that the accusations are false.
All the four men were charged with one count of second-degree burglary and were released without bail. They need to go back to court on March 14 to decide whether they were indicted or not.
No information about if the money was actually stolen in the end or how much money it was actually showed up in any of the reports, neither which cryptos were stolen.