Lawyer surprised at Roger Ver’s Arrest in Spain

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Roger VerPhotographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Comment from a lawyer representing Roger Ver:

Bryan Skarlatos, a lawyer for Ver, said in a statement he was “very disappointed and surprised” by Ver’s arrest while traveling in Spain. “Mr. Ver relied on leading tax professionals to help him report his Bitcoin and he always intended to fully comply with his U.S. tax obligations,” Skarlatos said. “We look forward to establishing his innocence in court, if necessary.”

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Roger Ver, a well known early investor in Bitcoin, has been released on bail by a Spanish court while he waits to hear if he will be extradited to the United States. According to a Bloomberg report, Ver posted around $163,000 in bail on May 17, which then allowed him to leave Spanish jail. He now has to stay in Spain, surrender his passport, and appear in court every two days.

On Apr. 30, the U.S. Justice Department announced charges against Ver for mail fraud, tax evasion, and filing false tax returns. Authorities allege that he defrauded the Internal Revenue Service of about $48 million by failing to report capital gains from his sales of Bitcoin (BTC) and other assets.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Has there ever been in the history of Antigua and Barbuda a government that seems to attract so many nefarious characters? Who’s not in jail doing time is on some country’s wanted list.
    And so many of them have diplomatic passports. I say again, the CIP chooses money over due diligence and just continue to lie to the public.
    Let’s see if the DPP goes after Asot if Ver is found guilty as the DAWG said.
    You don’t sow corruption and greed and reap ease and comfort. It’s the law of sowing and reaping that stands above ALL laws.

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