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In Miles Guo Trial Cross of Himalaya Exchange CEO Brown Veers Into Q&A on What Is Crypto

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 21 – After a circus-like civil case involving Guo Wengui in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which Inner City Press closely covered, here, March 15, 2023 saw the unsealing of a twelve-count Indictment of Miles Guo onvarious wire fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering charges.

On May 22, Inner City Press live tweeted jury selection, here.

   Many were excused from the jury pool.

More detail / some analysis on X for Subscribers here & Substack here

At the end of May 23, Judge Torres told the remaining jurors that the trial would start Friday. Thread.

More details on X for Subscribers here and Substack here

And it did. Inner City Press live tweeted the opening and first two witnesses, an FBI agent about the Greenwich search, and a Dallas based Lamborghini dealer, thread here.

Jump cut to June 15, three weeks and and the trial moving too slowly. The defense wrote in, "We write in response to the Court’s order that trial next week will be held from 9:30 am to 5 pm to allow the government additional time to catch up to its previous trial estimate.... spreadsheet attached as Exhibit A, shows that the defense is regularly left with little time to prepare for cross-examinations, which leads to, among other things, prolonged examinations." Letter and spreadsheet (with witness names) on Patreon here.

On June 17, from the first extended day, thread

On June 18, more from the witness Ms. Reyes, thread

On June 21, Himalaya Exchange CEO Jesse Brown was cross examined about how crypto works, and the claim H Coin was backed by gold that could be seen on live stream, Inner City Press was there, from the thread:

Now in US v Miles Guo, cross examination on crypto.

Guo's lawyer: You can't see transactions can happen inside a wallet and not on the blockchain, right? Witness: Yes. Guo's lawyer: In 2020 crypto was hot and your phone was ringing off the hook?

Witness: My phone always rings off the hook [Laughter in the courtroom

 Guo's lawyer: What did you discuss with William Je? Witness: Blockchain. He was very knowledgable. He said we wanted to be the biggest exchange in the world.

 Same witness still on the stand. Guo's lawyer: Was it your understanding it would be backed by gold? Witness: It was to be held in another place with a public live stream. Guo's lawyer: Mr Je was the ultimate beneficial owner? Witness: Yes

Guo's lawyer: You say that the exchange had nothing to do with being anti CCP? Witness: Yes. Guo's lawyer: Were the DDOS attacks on the exchange related to being anti-CCP? Witness: There was talk

Guo's lawyer: Mr. Brown, let's talk about your non-prosecution agreement - who determines if you're telling the truth? Witness: I do. Guo's lawyer: No further questions Inner City Press @innercitypress · 4h Judge: We're done for the week.

More detail and analysis on X for Subscribers here and Substack here

The case is US v. Guo, et al., 23-cr-118 (Torres)


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