23-year-old Canadian ‘Crypto King’ has supercars seized following lawsuits
Creditors have seized at least five luxury cars belonging to Aiden Pleterski, a self-proclaimed ‘Crypto King’ from Whitby, Ontario. Two McLarens, two BMWs, and a Lamborghini were taken from the 23-year-old, who is feeling the heat from international investors looking to recoup at least $35 million from Pleterski and his company, AP Private Equity Limited, according to the CBC.
Among the people defrauded was Diane Moore, a grandmother who invested $60,000 in the alleged cryptocurrency scheme, and who is now down $50,000. She reportedly knew Pleterski personally. “The whole thing was based on trust,” Moore told the CBC. “What Aiden has done, I think, is awful — and I don’t know how he can live with himself.”
The 65-year-old from Clarington, Ontario is one of 29 creditors claiming Pleterski defrauded them. The investors are owed nearly $13 million collectively. In another lawsuit, an investor claims they’re owed $4.5 million, and obtained a Mareva injunction, a measure that effectively freezes Pleterski’s assets and bank accounts worldwide.
Additionally, nearly 140 investors who forked over $20 million responded to a call from a fraud recovery law firm investigating Pleterski and contributed to the investigation. Norman Groot, the founder of Investigation Counsel PC, told CBC, “we’ve never had a response like this.”