A major Russian mining firm is facing legal troubles in St. Petersburg, as three individuals are accusing the company of fraud. Cryptouniverse will now face a trial after a city court issued a criminal case order during the week.
A District Court Rejected to Launch a Criminal Case Against the Firm in 2020
According to RBC, the St. Petersburg City Court accepted the appeal of three customers of Cryptouniverse — a bitcoin (BTC) and litecoin (LTC) miner founded in 2018 — and considered the case should go before a trial.
At first, the legal case against the firm made the headlines in August 2020. Businessman Alexei Burik launched the legal initiative, who claimed that Cryptouniverse allegedly embezzled his crypto mining equipment and his mined coins worth 25 million rubles ($340,000).
At the time, the Kuibyshevsky District Court rejected the police decision to launch a criminal case on fraud, with the trio now involved, after the mining…