As you are aware, end of 2017 the prosecutor has stopped his investigation meaning funds would have to be released on a short notice. I've learned that he still has not received this outcome of the investigation. His attempt to retrieve the funds from his Polish bank account has also failed since apparantly the prosecutor also needs to send the verdict to the bank. Naturally I've double checked this with our lawyer and it appears Simon speaks the truth in not having received this outcome.
The problem lies at that the prosecutor has send the outcome to his old lawyer, which has declined the post package. There were no follow-up attempts by the prosecutor as far as I understand. It was logical to decline the package since he no longer works for Simon. Attempts by Simon to contact the prosecutor failed; this is somewhat odd since our lawyer seems to have less problems with that. Then again, Simon has a foreign lawyer as far as I know.
I've asked our lawyer a couple of times what options there are. Seeing that this is dragging on for a while now, the lawyer will file a motion at the prosecutor as to finally make sure this verdict gets sent.
Again, still not the news we're hoping for. Other than this, I did receive wording on numerous occasssions from Simon that he still plans on returning the funds. Supposedy this is "just" a promise; I don't recall other exchange owners (Vircurex, Cryptsy, Mt Gox to some extend) making such a promise in writing.
As always, as soon as I know more, I'll inform you right away.
I do not know if I am the only one but he sometimes replies when messaging him. From what I know he is reluctant to do so until it is confirmed the investigation has ceased. Why he, despite this, still answers me I do not know. Perhaps he reads the forum and knows I've been in touch with everyone?user4164 wrote: ↑Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 pmThanks for update Jeff, always good to hear that status quo continues (could be worse;) One point which I don't get: how is it possible that Simon has decided to communicate under the hood just with you and no one else? No official page, no single quote even from you, just describing what Simon thinks/do without really saying how you get that information. Right now all charges are basically dismissed so why isn't Simon communicating himself?
That's one perspective. One which adds the polish lawyer and the german and polish prosecutor to his gang. If you have doubts about my integrity feel free to investigate the case yourself,contact the lawyer or even hire a lawyer your own. The more pressure on the prosecutor the better.
Could you ask Simon to ask his lawyer to put out some statement that his client (Simon) has an honest intentions and will return the money to us when banks releases the accounts, plus some schedule and process on how it's going to be done? I don't see why this would be a problem, it's just a reasurance to us and posible money saving to him (in case someone is thinking of suing him, etc.).
It's the non-communication from Simon that is hard to understand and we are all getting restless since the money should be released a few months ago.
If you have any idea how we can speed up the case or help you, let me know!
Either way, I appreciate the update as always and look forward to this hopefully being cleared up. Thank you.
It's been 2 months and nothing. Not ok, time is running out for Simon because I will have to press charges against him in my country. I hate to do this but there is really no other option. I waited long enough and no statement from him or his lawyer. Jeff, I urge you again and last time to get an official public statement from Simon's lawyer on this matter with dates and plan to reimburse us.
However, I worry that pressing charges against Simon will only slow the process.